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Lavender Tea

Author: Jee Choe
How to make lavender tea properly, hot and cold.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Steep Time 5 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving

INGREDIENTS
 

INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • 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 hot water into a teapot, halfway, and swirl it around a bit. Discard the water.
    Warming up the teapot is an extra step that all tea professionals take the time to do, so that when the tea steeps, the water temperature won't drop drastically.
  • Put lavender tea into the teapot and add hot water. Cover teapot and steep for 5 minutes.
  • Strain lavender buds and pour hot tea into a teacup.

NOTES

How to Make Cold Brew Lavender Iced Tea

  1. Put dried lavender buds and cool or room temperature water in a pitcher or glass container. Cover pitcher and put in refrigerator for at least 6 hours.
    Stir to make sure lavender buds get dampened by the water and isn't sitting dry on top of the water surface. Use filtered water for a better tasting iced tea. 
  2. Strain lavender buds and pour tea into a cup.
    Ice is optional since the tea is already cold.

Brewing Guide

Hot Lavender Tea
  • TEA: ½ teaspoon lavender tea
  • WATER: 1 cup (8 oz.)
  • WATER TEMPERATURE: 208°F
  • STEEP TIME: 5 minutes
Cold Brew Lavender Iced Tea
  • TEA: ½ teaspoon lavender tea
  • WATER: 1 cup (8 oz.)
  • WATER TEMPERATURE: Cold water
  • STEEP TIME: 6-12 hours in the refrigerator

Tips

  • Use loose tea instead of tea bags for a better quality cup of tea.
  • For a stronger cup of lavender tea, add a couple of more minutes to your steep time or add 1/8 teaspoon more of loose tea. A little bit of lavender goes a long way.
  • Use a glass teapot to make herbal tea so you can see the pretty herbals in water.
  • If you want to sweeten, use simple syrup which will easily dissolve into the drink. Use my quick simple syrup or lavender simple syrup recipes if you want homemade.
  • Mix and match! Add lavender tea to Earl Grey or chamomile to make your own tea blend.
  • Herbal teas like lavender are a lot easier to brew than other types of teas since it doesn't get overly bitter if brewed for longer than 5 minutes.
  • Lavender tea can be brewed and stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Keep it covered or airtight glass container or pitcher.
  • Loose lavender tea and tea sachets should be stored in an airtight container away from light, odors, humidity, and heat.

NUTRITION

Calories: 1 | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
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