This Peppermint Tea Latte is caffeine free, naturally sweetened and brings with it the health benefits of consuming peppermint. It is warm, creamy & so fulfilling!
I also have to say that this latte is my FAVORITE warm drink. I always look forward to going to our local coffee shop because I get this drink every time. Now that I have learned how easy it is to make at home, I might be drinking this every day of the winter this year!
Health Benefits of Peppermint
Another great thing about this recipe is that is has health benefits. Peppermint tea is commonly known for:
- helping relieve stomach and digestion issues
- boosting energy
- relieving headaches
- improving mental focus
- helping freshen bad breath
- having antimicrobial properties
..and the list goes on! You can read more about health benefits here.
Substitutions & Notes
Below I have listed 2 ways to make this tea. One is with a regular peppermint tea bag and the other is with 1 drop of peppermint essential oil.
Plain Unsweetened Almond Milk: You can substitute any unsweetened nut or soy milk here if you would like. I think cashew milk would be a great substitution because of how creamy it is!
Peppermint Tea: Since this recipe is very simple and basic, you can substitute in other herbal tea flavors. For example, I think lavender or rose would both be great substitutions!
Peppermint Oil: Like with the tea, other herbal flavors should taste great. The catch with essential oils though is that you want to make sure you’re using oil that is safe to consume. Do your research to make sure you’re using an essential oil that is high quality and safe for your body to ingest!
If you make this drink, I would love to hear how it goes and what you think! Please comment and share pictures below! Happy cooking, friends!
- 1½ cups Plain, Unsweetened Almond Milk*
- 1 Peppermint Tea Bag OR 1 drop Peppermint Essential Oil
- 2 tsp Maple Syrup
- Heat almond milk either in the microwave in a microwave safe container or on the stove until the almond milk is hot and at a boil. (about 2-3 minutes in microwave and about 5 minutes on the stove)
- If using a tea bag, let it steep in the milk while covered for 5- 7 minutes. Once finished, take the tea bag out and stir in maple syrup. IF you are using the peppermint oil, stir it in with the maple syrup.
- Transfer liquid to a high speed blender. Blend for about 15-20 seconds until the liquid becomes frothy. The more you blend the drink, the more frothy it will be.
- Transfer to mug and enjoy immediately 🙂
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If you like this recipe, you also would enjoy my Iced Peppermint Tea Latte with Cacao!
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Such a simple and incredibly healthy drink! I’ll be sure to save the recipe so I can make it when I have the chance. The aroma of the mint is something incredible.
This is so good! I used to get a Refresh Mint Tea soy latte from Starbucks that I loved and then they stopped carrying the mint tea. This tastes just like it! Thank you!
Do you have to put it in a blender? Or can you just drink it? Thanks.
I tried it with soy milk and it tasted great! I had it twice today! Thank you!
Hi! I have peppermint herbs in my backyard can use the leaves instead of buying the oil?
Hi Maria! You could try steeping the fresh peppermint leaves but I’m not sure how much it would take. It might take some experimentation on your part to get it just right. I’d love to know if you try it and how it turns out!
Hi, I have been drinking something similar lately. I use oatmeal milk instead but no syrup.
I will try and use the blender to se if the froth makes it even more interesting.
Mmm, I bet oat milk would be a great substitute in this recipe! I hope you enjoy it!
I’m so glad I found this recipe! It’s delicious. Will definitely be making again.
I love this tea! Making this again during this freezing weather ☕️ Thanks for the recipe!
Hi! I was looking exactly for this recipe and I am so glad I found it. After I heat the milk do I just put the tea bag in? What do you mean by “while covered?” Also, would whisking it hard for a minute or so make it frothy instead of putting it in a blender? Thanks so much I can’t wait to try!
Hi Liv! Yes, after the milk is heated put the tea bag in and then cover it over with something like a small plate to keep the warmth in. I’m not sure that wisking it would make it as frothy as the blender but I think it might would still work. Let me know how it turns out!