Rose Petal Chai Tea Latte, a floral and frothy chai tea latte infused with rose petals -the perfect pick-me-up any time of the day! Served hot or over ice, this rose chai latte is perfect for Valentine’s Day!
What does a rose latte taste like? It tastes like romance in a mug, of course! More specifically, this latte blends the deep, earthy flavors of chai tea with the pleasantly sweet and floral notes of rose petals into a gorgeous, sweet, and creamy latte.
As if you needed more reasons to make a rose latte, here’s a few more!
- Healthy – All three ingredients are sugar-free. If you use compliant non-dairy milk, it’s also Whole30 and keto-friendy!
- Quick & easy – Make a cozy and comforting frothy cup of tea in minutes.
- Customizable – Putting your spin on this recipe is effortless.
Are you ready to learn how to a rose petal latte? Let’s do it!
This drink may look fancy, but the ingredients are simple. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Rose Petals – Rose petals aren’t just tasty. Rose-infused drinks are great for sipping on during cold and flu season because they are full of immune-boosting antioxidants. You can use dry or fresh petals. If using fresh petals, we recommend using twice the amount.
- Loose Leaf Chai Tea – Chai is a rich and full-bodied Indian tea blend of black tea leaves and sweet, warming herbs and spices. Its robust flavor pairs perfectly with delicate rose petals.
- Milk – You can make your latte with whole milk or a milk alternative. Oat milk, coconut milk, and cashew milk are great dairy-free latte options if you happen to have a plant-based Barista blend, even better!
- Recommended Equipment – You’ll need a saucepan or small pot to boil the water and a tea infuser.
📖 How to make a rose petal chai tea latte (step-by-step photos)
1️⃣ Step One: Warm milk
In a small saucepan, bring the milk to a boil over medium-high heat. Let simmer, but keep an eye on the pot as milk tends to boil over.
2️⃣ Step Two: Infuse rose petals and tea
Add chai tea and rose petals to a tea infuser, and then place the infuser into the simmering milk for 2 3 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the tea and rose petals continue to steep for 5 to 7 minutes.
3️⃣ Step Three: Pour rose latte
Remove the infuser and strain out any loose leaves or petals from the milk. Pour the chai tea and rose petal-infused milk into your favorite mug and enjoy!
🧊 To make an iced rose tea latte
For an iced version, let the milk cool completely after steeping the tea and petals. Pour into a tall glass over ice and enjoy!
👉 Questions + quick tips
- Make it sweeter – Give your latte a taste after steeping. If you prefer a sweeter drink, add 1 to 2 teaspoons of maple syrup, honey, simple syrup, or brown sugar syrup at a time until it’s sweetened to your liking.
- Fresh vs. dried rose petals – We used dried rose petals. You should be able to find them in the bulk tea section. You can also make your latte with fresh petals. If using fresh petals, use twice the amount, and be sure to use rose petals specifically for culinary purposes.
In addition to rose petals, lavender, hibiscus, lotus, passionfruit, and mint flowers are great options.
Yes! Brew your fresh ground coffee beans with a scoop of ground rose petals to add soft, sweet, and floral notes to your morning cup.
Loose-leaf chai tea blends usually contain black tea leaves containing caffeine. Alternately, you can make a decaf rose tea latte by swapping out the chai for loose-leaf chamomile tea.
☕ How to serve
To make your rose petal latte extra special, check out these serving ideas.
- Make a pink rose tea latte – Make a vibrant pink drink by steeping the milk with tea, rose petals, and beetroot powder. Another option is steeping a 1/4 cup of frozen raspberries or strawberries in the milk with the tea and petals.
- Cold foam – Add a creamy layer of vegan cold foam to the top.
- Garnishes – Garnish with pieces of rose petals and a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Food coloring – If making it pink is an afterthought, you can stir in a drop or two of red food coloring at the end.
♻️ How to store
Store extras in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Reheating will weaken the flavors and aromas, so the best way to enjoy your rose latte the second time around is over ice.
🥤 More latte recipes
Looking for more decadent latte recipes? Check out:
- Sweet Potato Latte
- Upside Down Latte
- Iced Blueberry Matcha Latte
- Matcha Chai Tea Latte
- Lavender Chai Tea Latte
Rose Petal Chai Tea Latte
- 1 Sauce Pan
- 1 sieve or strainer
- 1 tea infuser
- 2 tablespoons dried rose petals
- 1 tablespoon chai tea leaves
- 12 ounces milk
- Warm milk: In a small saucepan over medium high heat, bring milk to a boil and then let simmer.
- Infuse rose petals and tea: Add chai tea and rose petals to a tea infuser and then place into simmering milk for 2-3 minutes. Remove the pan from heat and let the tea and rose petals infuse for 5-7 minutes.
- Pour latte: Remove the tea infuser and strain any petals out of the milk, then pour the tea and rose infused milk into a mug and enjoy.
- To serve iced: For an iced latte, let the milk cool completely after infusing and then pour over ice and enjoy.