You know there’s the simple joy of heating up that tea kettle, seeing all that steam, and hearing it whistle. You pour the hot water into a cup, with a bag, loose tea, or however you do your tea already in place; and then you sip. That’s simple, it’s joyful, and it’s one of those things I never want to take for granted.
Then there’s the simplicity and happiness in adding a few extra ingredients, to take tea to another level of all those wonderful things I’ve alluded too. And while winter is winding down, and the temperatures start to rise, there’s still time to appreciate a cozy drink in a pleasant, safe, and just as cozy environment. Of course I’ve talking about a latte.
This was a suggestion from a dear friend to try, sip, and relax with this latte, over the course of a day of doing nothing, or as some might say, professional chilling. That’s an official term by the way.
I take no credit for this beverage. My friend did all the work, even though she suggested we try it together. I knew I would not be involved in the prepping. It’s just one of those things. I’ll leave it to the experts, and I’ll do my best to write about it.
The Chamomile Lavender Latte is immediate peace, immediate harmony, and immediate (fill in the blank). I’ve mentioned in the past how lavender is such a calming scent, that the affects are immediate, and are more than a placebo. When it hits your nose, your lips, your tongue, and all other parts, the feelings are transforming.
Life has become too hectic in many instances. And we allowed this. But as I say that, we can also allow ourselves all the easy going experiences available to as well. Life is meant to be enjoyed, to be awesome, and to be extraordinary, not ordinary.
This late is extraordinary. And while you see the ingredients used, of course you can use your own creativity.
Yes, that’s lavender. This is what puts the latte over the top, when it’s already pretty great to begin with.
What I didn’t realize at the time is my friend used syrup over honey. That’s a pleasant change, as I’ve grown accustomed to using honey (if I am to ever use anything) in my tea. So this makes me even happier.
Non-dairy milk, and in this instance coconut almond was milk, is also a positive attribute, that I think using regular milk may not bring. You see where the Chamomile tea is from, and I’ve had this tea on its own, and it’s fantastic. But to see if mixed in with all these simple, and fantastic ingredients is a testament to the tea, and to all the components.
The whole does equal the sum of all parts.
But the lavender flowers are the true highlight. I mean look how gorgeous that is? I look at these photos with such a heightened feeling of nostalgia and happiness, that I knew existed.
There’s those moments at the time where you know you will look back with such fondness that it will be forever etched in your mind, and within your spirit. I felt this at the time, but then I feel it even more as I write this. I can’t explain why, and some things don’t need that explanation. It just feels good, it feels abundant, and all feels right.
We took our time sipping this. And even when there might have been a rush to go to the next thing, is there really a rush?
Those lavender flowers were almost too pretty to take in. But I took them in, we took them in, and yes there’s multiple meanings to take in.
This was incredible. I’m grateful this is was my first experience with such a different take on tea, chai, or blend of so many wonders of nature, and the universe. This was tremendous.
This moment will never be forgotten.
Here’s to many more…