Lavender oil, the BEAUTIFUL purple flower that is coming into season, ready for the harvest this month, is a secret super ingredient that we all have access to! An antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, which can help to heal minor burns and bug bites. It is also used for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness.
AND…You can even make it into a tea to help treat and soothe digestive upsets. This super botanical can also help relieve pain from headaches and toothaches – it really is a silent superhero!
Here is our simple lavender tea recipe for you to try:
Step 1: Heat Water
Fill a medium sized teapot with filtered, purified, or spring water and bring to a rolling boil. Never use tap water or distilled water when brewing teas. These types of water can cause flavour alterations and prevent tea leaves and flower buds from infusing flavour completely.
Step 2: Steep Lavender Flowers
Add the lavender flowers to a tea ball, tea infuser, or tea sachet and place inside the teapot. We recommend using an infuser basket as it allows the lavender flowers to open completely and results in the best tasting tea. Leave the flower buds in the teapot for 10 minutes to steep.
Step 3: Serve and Enjoy
Remove the lavender buds and the tea tools from the kettle. Carefully pour the hot water into teacups and enjoy the crisp, floral taste of simple lavender tea. Add a dash of honey to turn this simple tea into lavender honey tea