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Summer Elixir (aka. Peach Ginger Chamomile Tea Latte)

Summer Elixir (aka. Peach Ginger Chamomile Tea Latte)

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This vegan tea latte combines farmers market fresh peaches with cozy chamomile tea, fresh ginger root, coconut oil and cardamom to make the perfect end of summer elixir.

Since getting back from our honeymoon, my main goal in life has been to eat as much super fresh and freaking luscious produce from the farmer's market as physically possible. That means tomatoes, basil, zucchini and PEACHES!

I'm not gonna lie — the peaches at my farmer's market are particularly fantastic. My dad said the peach I gave him was the best peach he's ever eaten in his life. 

And while I love eating them out of hand (or with yogurt... or in a cobbler...), I also know their juicy goodness is perfect for making an amazing vegan tea latte.

This vegan tea latte combines farmers market fresh peaches with cozy chamomile tea, fresh ginger root, coconut oil and cardamom to make the perfect end of summer elixir.
This vegan tea latte combines farmers market fresh peaches with cozy chamomile tea, fresh ginger root, coconut oil and cardamom to make the perfect end of summer elixir.

And in that spirit, I came up with this delicious Summer Elixir. If you wanna get specific "Peach Ginger Chamomile Tea Latte" is probably a more accurate and descriptive title but "Summer Elixir" just has a bit more jazz hands, no?

This tea latte is super simple and made from really delicious ingredients, namely:

  • Cozy chamomile tea
  • A juicy ripe peach
  • Fresh ginger root
  • Coconut oil
  • Cardamom

Hello hygge summer! Seriously though, I love this latte because it's cozy and also super refreshing. I like to make it in the morning and drink it hot — BUT THEN — drink the rest of the elixir over ice in the afternoon. I honestly don't think there's a "best" option, I really like this latte both hot and cold, so go with what moves your soul.

This vegan tea latte combines farmers market fresh peaches with cozy chamomile tea, fresh ginger root, coconut oil and cardamom to make the perfect end of summer elixir.
This vegan tea latte combines farmers market fresh peaches with cozy chamomile tea, fresh ginger root, coconut oil and cardamom to make the perfect end of summer elixir.

I tend to make mine with hot chamomile tea because: A. I just boiled the tea and, B. My coconut oil tends to get solid and needs a little heat to melt it down. But, if you have prepared cold chamomile tea, mix away! I've been using Mighty Leaf's Chamomile Citrus Tea because I like the vibrant orange and lemon flavors it brings to a typical chamomile tea.

I know it might feel weird to throw oil into your drink but don't skip it! The coconut oil gives the latte a lot of depth and creaminess along with some of its froth. Plus, it's what allows this latte to be deliciously vegan & dairy free.

This vegan tea latte combines farmers market fresh peaches with cozy chamomile tea, fresh ginger root, coconut oil and cardamom to make the perfect end of summer elixir.

Summer Elixir (aka. Peach Ginger Chamomile Tea Latte)

2 Servings

I used Mighty Leaf Chamomile Citrus Tea because I like the orange and lemon notes it brings to this concoction.


Lovely little things

  • My co-workers brought these Tazo Dessert Delights into the office and I'm smitten. It's not high class tea but they are delightful. My favorite is the Vanilla Bean Macaron.
  • My little NutriBullet blender just died (literally as I was testing this recipe), so I did a ton of research on blenders and landed on this Vitamix E310. I wanted something with maximum blending power, but it didn't need all the bells and whistles (ie. $$). This blender is a slightly smaller size from the majority of blenders Vitamix offers (48oz vs 64oz). It will still make a pretty big blend, but the container is a lot lighter to pick up considering 90% of the time I'm making a smoothie for myself. The blending and cleaning so far has been super easy and I'm really happy with it so far.
  • Adelina Lirius creates the most beautiful illustrations. I particularly love any of the illustrations with women and foliage.

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