Soothing Lavender Milk Tea Recipe

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Nothing works better than a cup of warm and toasty herbal tea on a cold winter evening as you sit back and relax with your family and reflect on the day that was. While most people would go in for a cup of coffee, there are many who would prefer to opt for a caffeine-free beverage to avoid disrupting a good night’s sleep. After a stressful day at work, most of us want to have something that helps us relax and unwind a little. While there are many beverages to choose from in this category, lavender milk tea seems to hit the the spot.

According to a 2013 report published in the Evidence Complimentary and Alternative Medicine by a team of  German researchers, lavender has a positive impact on the nervous system. Besides, lavender is said to help in digestion, reduce anxiety, neutralize free radicals in the body that result in premature aging, wrinkles, and inflammation and lower the risk of heart diseases among other things.  Not only does lavender milk tea have a plethora of health benefits to offer,  it also has a soothing aroma that enhances the taste of the tea. That’s why a cup of lavender milk tea right after supper or before hitting the bed is sometimes all you need to end the day on a good note. So what are we waiting for? Let us get started with the recipe.

How to make Lavender milk tea?

If one were to describe the flavor profile of lavender tea, they would call it complex. The flavor is minty, with an earthy and smoky undertone. It also has a sweet and flowery fragrance to it. Lavender milk tea is a herbal infusion. The most common form of making lavender tea is by brewing a tea from its buds and adding some milk to it. The flowery scent of lavender is released when the herb is brewed into a tea. You can also make it using loose lavender tea that is easily available at any supermarket. Let us take a look at both the recipes below.

Cup and saucer of tea on a woven cane surface.

Lavender Milk Tea Recipe

This hot beverage is like aromatherapy in a cup!
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Course: Beverage, High Tea
Cuisine: Mediterranean, European
Keyword: lavender, lavender tea
Appliance: Stove
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Ishani Bose

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp of loose lavender tea
  • 1 tbsp honey/sugar
  • 8 oz of water
  • 1/4-1/2 cup of milk/creamer/almond milk

Using fresh lavender buds

  • 4 tsp fresh lavender buds
  • 1 tbsp honey/sugar
  • 8 oz of water
  • 1/4-1/2 cup of milk/creamer/almond milk

Instructions

  • To make lavender milk tea, in a saucepan or tea kettle, bring water to a boil. 
    A pot of boiling water
  • Once the water has heated up, take it off the stove. Add loose tea to it and let it brew for 5 minutes or so. 
  • Thereafter, strain the water and pour it into a cup. 
  • Add milk and your most favored sweetener to it and have it warm!
    Pouring milk in black tea

Using fresh lavender buds

  • You can also make the lavender tea by using fresh lavender buds. To do so, boil 8 ounces of water in a saucepan. 
  • Thereafter, put 4 teaspoons of fresh lavender buds into a tea ball or sachet. Pour the hot water in a cup and place the tea ball in it. 
  • Allow it to steep for 10 minutes. Add milk and your most favored sweetener to it and have it warm! Sit back, relax and enjoy this herbal infusion right after your supper.

Notes

  • You can allow the tea to brew for a longer period of time if you prefer it to be stronger.
  • For every 8 ounce cup of water, add a tablespoon of loose tea. 
  • It is recommended to have this tea in moderate quantities as too much of it can cause allergies to some people. 

Word of caution: Lavender tea can sometimes result in allergic reactions so exercise caution. Given that it is a herbal infusion, pregnant women can consume it in moderate quantities. However, it is always recommended to consult a doctor before taking it.

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About the Author

An alumnus of St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, Ishani Bose has worked as a reporter/features writer for several leading newspapers and organizations in India. It was her love for food, health, and wellness that brought her to Organic Facts. As a Content & Culinary Outreach Specialist, she is responsible for developing and managing the website’s recipe section. She is also passionate about mental health and enjoys writing about it for the website to educate more and more people about the same. An avid Instagrammer who knows the latest social media trends, Ishani helps strategize and create authentic content for the website’s social media platforms. When not writing or cooking, you’ll find her reading, traveling, soaking herself in music, arts, and culture in every way possible. Ishani has completed an online program on “Introduction to Food and Health” by Stanford University, US. Furthermore, she has completed an online course on “The Science of Wellbeing” by the Department of Psychology, Yale University.

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