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Cardamom Rosewater Tea Latte Recipe

A delicious and warming homemade treat! Adapted from Food and Wine Magazine.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: tea latte recipe
Servings: 2
Author: Aliye Aydin - A Good Carrot


  • 1/4 cup green cardamom pods
  • 6 teaspoons loose leaf black tea (such as English breakfast), or 6 black tea bags
  • 2-4 Tablespoons honey (to taste
  • 1 cup almond milk (I use homemade, recipe below)
  • 2 drops rosewater

Homemade Almond Milk

  • 1 cup almonds, whole and raw
  • 3 1/2 cups filtered water
  • 2-3 dates or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • splash vanilla extract or scraped vanilla seeds or vanilla paste
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut cream* (optional)
  • pinch fine sea salt


  • Toast the cardamom pods in a small skillet over moderate heat, stirring until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a heatproof bowl.
  • Add tea and 4 cups of hot water, cover, and steep for 15 minutes.
  • Strain the tea into a bowl and add honey, stirring to dissolve.
  • For two 10-ounce lattes, put 1 cup tea with 1 cup milk in the Vitamix. Turn on, rotate dial to 10, then to high. Run for 5 minutes until milk is heated and frothy.

Homemade Almond Milk

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and run for 45 seconds on high. Strain through a nut milk bag. Refrigerate and use within one week.


*I've just recently started adding a couple of Tablespoons of coconut cream to my almond milk. The fat from the coconut helps emulsify the milk, so it doesn't separate when added to warm beverages. I also prefer the higher fat content, as it mimics dairy milk, both in texture and satisfaction. The small amount of coconut does not add much of a coconut flavor.