This apple cinnamon tea latte is the perfect warm and cozy fall drink. Make it with just a few simple ingredients and feel like a barista!

There are two kinds of nights for me lately.

One involves a nice big red wine glass and polishing off as much of the 6 bottles stashed in one of my bottom kitchen cabinets as possible without waking up with a hangover.

It’s a fine line but no sense in packing and moving wine bottles, right?

The other entails my favorite teal mug filled with this apple cinnamon tea latte.

Or, if I’m feeling lazy simple just some apple cider tea instead.

This latte is my at home version of an overpriced Starbucks fall drink (which for the record, I haven’t had even one this year) and it usually comes with a side of Scandal on Netflix, sweats and a big fleece blanket.

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So Saturday night in an attempt to enjoy my weekend while Ulysses was working, I balled up old junk mail in the fireplace, placed a few logs on top and lit the paper to get a fire going while I started simmering the milk and cinnamon for this apple tea latte with a new episode of Scandal waiting for me on tv.

I noticed a slight smoke smell while I was behind the stove (just out of sight of the fireplace) and thought “hmm, that’s weird” but continued on.

Then just as the tea pot started to whistle, the smoke detector starts going off.

Ginger starts howling and I almost burn my hand from the steam coming out of the tea pot trying to turn the burner off.

I look into the family room and it’s filled with smoke, tons of it just pouring out of the fireplace and slowly spreading throughout the house.

At this point, the fire is blazing and I still don’t understand what the heck is going on because this has never happened before.

And then it hits me. The gung-ho radon inspector who was here a couple of weeks ago shut the flue when he set the system up (as if that would really make a difference in a radon reading) and we hadn’t used the fireplace since.

So now I’m staring at the fireplace trying to figure out how to get my hand in there with a fire blazing below it to open the flue.

I try using the lighter, then an extra piece of wood unsuccessfully before realizing it’s just not going to work and I need to put the fire out.

So I fill up a bowl with water and then dump it in the fireplace.

Water gets everywhere on hearth, the fire sizzles, I reach up to open the flue without thinking that duh, the metal latch is going to be hot after a fire was burning below it and burn my hand as I pull it open.

At this point, Ginger is hiding under the table, I’m now running around the house waving pillows in the air below the smoke detectors to get them to shut up and opening all the windows to get some fresh air in the house when I realize I left the milk simmering on the stove for the apple cinnamon tea latte.

I run back into the kitchen to find a burned milk mess in a sauce pot.

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And that’s when Saturday night went from a tea latte night to a wine night.

Only, I wasn’t successful in waking up on Sunday without a hangover.

Looking for a more traditional chai latte? Try this Starbuck’s copycat – chai tea latte.

And if you make this lovely cozy drink on a more calm note than me, pair it with some air fryer apple crisp for the ultimate fall vibe.

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Apple Cinnamon Tea Latte

Servings: 2 servings
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 7 minutes
This apple cinnamon tea latte is the perfect warm fall drink to cozy up with.


  • 2 cups brewed chamoille tea, I use this honey & vanilla one
  • 1 sweet apple, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  • Bring the cinnamon, milk and honey to a simmer in a small sauce pan over medium heat.
  • In a blender, combine the brewed tea and the apple.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Pour the tea and apple mixture into 2 mugs and top with the milk mixture from the sauce pan.
  • Garnish with cinnamon.


Serving: 1SERVINGCalories: 110kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 1gFat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 6mgFiber: 3gSugar: 22g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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Gina Matsoukas is an AP syndicated writer. She is the founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.

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  1. lol…just wondering…is this how the blog got its name?

    “I run back into the kitchen to find a burned milk mess in a sauce pot.”

  2. My children are totally rubbernecking me at this recipe..gonna have to make it. Reminds me of fall and fall is my fave.

  3. Gina this is genius! I’ll be adapting this for the 21dsd and I know it will make the perfect treat.

  4. “…and that is how my tea night turned into a wine night” hahaha story of my life! But, hey, at least you had good intentions ;)