Ease into your evening by sipping on lavender tea.
Try this simple recipe (lavender + water) as a serene addition to your night time routine.
Start by preparing your utensils. If you have a tea strainer and tea pot, you may place the lavender buds into the strainer as you would with any loose herbs.
Alternatively, if you do not have access to these tools, you may mix one teaspoon of lavender with one cup of water in a pot and bring it to a steam. As the lavender infuses into the water, notice the change in color. Before the water comes to a boil, take it off of the heat and strain it through a strainer with small wholes to separate the lavender buds from the liquid.
Wala! You have made lavender tea!
Wondering which kind of Lavender to use?
For cooking and baking, English lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) is the best variety to use because of its sweet flavor completion.
Be mindful of the variety of lavender that you are using for your creations in the kitchen. Lavender by the Bay's English lavender is culinary-grade, safe and delicious to use for tea time!
- Only use culinary-grade, English lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia).
- Be mindful not to over steep your lavender. (~10 min max)
- Save the lavender buds to reuse to make a lighter tea.
- Have extra tea? Once cooled, pour into an ice cube tray to create lavender ice cubes that can be used for an iced lavender lemonade.
Lavender Tea Recipe Provided by 'Lemon and Sophia'
How to Make
- Put one tablespoon of dried lavender in a tea strainer.
- Place the tea strainer in a temperature safe mug.
- Next add the hot water from the tea pot.
Leave to steep for up to ~10 minutes.
Stir in a teaspoon of honey to sweeten.
Let cool to preference and enjoy.