How to Make Lavender Tea Recipe:
1. Take 1 cup of fresh or dried lavender flowers (or any other herb) and steep it in 2 cups of boiling water for 5 minutes.
2. Strain out the water from the flower using a fine mesh sieve and pour into a glass jar with ice cubes.
You can use either fresh or dried lavender flowers or any other herb.
3. Cover the jar with a lid and place in refrigerator for at least 3 hours before drinking.
You can keep the lavender tea in the fridge for up to 1 week.
4. Drink lavender tea during pregnancy or while nursing only if specifically directed by your doctor.
5. Here is how to dry lavender for tea:
Harvest the lavender spikes when they are dry.
Spread the spikes on a cookie sheet and place in a 250-degree oven for about 5-6 minutes, or until the spikes are lightly brown.
Allow the spikes to completely cool before handling.
How to Make Lavender Iced Tea:
For 1 quart of iced tea, you will need:
2 cups of water
2 tbsp. dried lavender flowers
3 tbsp. raw honey (or to taste)
2 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. green tea
1. Place all ingredients in a saucepan.
2. Bring to a boil; then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
3. Strain through a fine mesh sieve into a heat-safe pitcher or large glass.
4. Fill your favorite tea cups
5. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours before serving.
More to See:
There are numerous ways of making lavender tea. The above is one way, but there are many more. Here are a few more:
To make lavender iced tea, simply follow the instructions for making lavender tea, but don’t strain out the lavender flowers. Instead, add 3 tbsp. of dried lavender flowers to 1 quart of cold water (enough water to cover the flowers).
Steep for at least 4 hours before straining out the lavender flowers through a fine mesh sieve.
To make lavender lemon tea, use the same quantity of dried lavender flowers, but substitute the juice of 1 lemon for the raw honey when you add it to the water.
To make lavender ginger tea, use the same quantities of dried lavender flowers and grated ginger, but don’t use green tea in this recipe.
To make a lavender and honey tea, use the same quantities of dried lavender flowers and honey when you bring the water to a boil.
Enjoy your tea!
To make Earl Grey tea, use the same quantities of lavender flowers and ground fresh ginger. Add 2 tsp. of dried lavender flowers to 1 cup of water.
Sources & references used in this article:
Effects of Lavender tea on fatigue, depression, and maternal‐infant attachment in sleep‐disturbed postnatal women by SL Chen, CH Chen – Worldviews on Evidence‐Based Nursing, 2015 – Wiley Online Library
Lavender, tea tree and lemon oils as antimicrobials in washing liquids and soft body balms by A Kunicka‐Styczyńska, M Sikora… – International journal of …, 2011 – Wiley Online Library
Three essential oils for the medicine cabinet by C Welsh – Alternative health practitioner, 1997 – journals.sagepub.com