Though many of us may think of relaxing after a long hard day of work or taking care of family with a nice, cool bottle of wine…there is an alternative that won’t leave you with a hangover! Enter Lavender Tea!
Making Lavender Tea
Making your own lavender tea at home is fairly simple. This soothing concoction can help you relax, and relieve some stress. It also smells and tastes absolutely divine.
You will want to make sure the lavender you use is not from a craft store! You will want to purchase or grow organic lavender that hasn’t been treated with pesticides.
yields 8 cups
4 tablespoons of culinary lavender buds
8 cups of boiling water
- Place Lavender buds in a pot and pour boiling water over them
- Allow the lavender to steep for 10 minutes
- Pour the tea through a strainer into a cup
- Add honey or sugar to taste
Notes: The best ratio is a tablespoon of lavender buds for two cups of water. The length of time you let the lavender steep will have the biggest impact on the flavor of the tea.
Let the buds steep for anywhere between 3-10 minutes. If you let it sit too long and it gets too strong, you can dilute it with a little bit more hot water. Note that if it steeps too long it will tend to turn a bit bitter.
You can serve your tea with a splash of lemon and some honey to taste.
Storage: You can store any unused tea in the fridge and warm it up when you’d like it! Use within 5 days.