How to make lavender tea properly, hot and cold.
Boil water.If using an electric kettle with temperature setting, set it to 208°F. Boil a little more water than needed so that it can be used to warm up the teapot. Filtered water is best. Warm up teapot.Pour some hot water into a teapot and swirl it around a bit. Discard the water.
Put lavender tea into teapot and add hot water.
Cover teapot and steep for 5 minutes.
Strain lavender leaves and pour hot tea into a teacup.
TO MAKE COLD BREW LAVENDER TEA
1. Put lavender tea and cool or room temperature water in a pitcher or glass container.
Filtered water is best for a better tasting iced tea.
2. Cover pitcher and put in refrigerator for at least 6 hours.
3. Strain out lavender buds and pour tea into a cup.
Ice is optional since the tea is already chilled.
TO SWEETEN ICED TEA
To sweeten lavender iced tea, use simple syrup.
You can easily make simple syrup at home by mixing equal parts sugar (or honey, date syrup, or brown sugar) and hot water until sugar dissolves.