Increasingly, people are using lavender in creative ways to promote relaxation. It is popular to use in nebulizers, sprays, salts, and scrubs to calm the body and promote sleep. Creative cooks are using it increasingly in cooking as well. Tea is a simple start to that end.
Lavender tea is surprisingly pleasant. For my tea, you can use fresh or dried lavender flowers, something we actually keep in our pantry that we have dried from our own property. We used lemon balm as our tea base but try it in your favorite teas — mint or chamomile would work nicely.
Lavender Tea Ingredients
- 3 cups of hot water
- One handful of fresh lemon balm. (Substitute mints or a couple of tea bags.)
- Two tablespoons fresh or dried lavender flowers.
- Honey to sweeten. (Optional.)
Lavender Tea Steps
- Bring water to boil.
- Pour boiling water over lemon balm and lavender (if you are using dried or fresh lavender).
- Cover and let steep for about five minutes.
- Add lavender oil if you are using oil.
- Add honey to taste. Serve.
This tea is pleasant any time of the day but it is particularly nice as a night time ritual since it does promote relaxation.