How to Make Lavender Tea
Lavender tea is a real treat, offering a delicate floral scent and an exotic flavor. If you haven’t tried it yet you are missing out.
lFlorals are returning to the table as flavoring agents in both food and beverages. Using lavender as culinary ingredient is reaching a wider audience than ever before.
Lavender is an old-time favorite that has regained in popularity. Many people may have heard of tea made with lavender but aren’t sure how to actually go about making lavender tea.
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While you can buy tea blends that contain lavender buds along with other ingredients, these blends don’t usually offer the satisfying taste of lavender.
How to Make Lavender Tea
Making lavender tea is very easy and using delicate lavender buds will enhance any pot you brew. Lavender goes very well with either black or green tea.
- First of all, purchase a package of culinary lavender buds.
- Second, decide on which tea you want to combine the lavender buds with.
Place teabags in your pot and boil your water in the usual fashion. Before pouring in the boiling water, simply place 1 tablespoon of lavender buds into the pot, if you are making a full pot. If you are making half a pot, use half a tablespoon of lavender buds.
You will find the amount of lavender that works best for you, as you get used to brewing lavender tea.
Allow the lavender tea to steep and pour into cups. The buds can be sipped, along with the tea, and will impart a delicate flowery flavor.
Another method of making lavender tea involves the use of sugar. Lavender goes particularly well with sweet flavors and can be combined with sugar for a remarkable tasting lavender tea.
- Simply stir lavender buds into a container of sugar and allow them to permeate the sugar with their flavor and fragrance. Stir the sugar so the flavor disperses. Add sugar to your pot when you are brewing tea.
- If you have a grinder, you may choose to grind your lavender buds before adding them to the sugar. Spoon in sugar each time you desire a pot of lavender tea.
Either method works equally well and your sugar will be infused with the lovely flavor and scent of lavender.
For those who drink herbal tea, you can simply pour boiling water over lavender buds, which will still result in a nice-tasting mixture.
Where to Obtain Lavender Buds?
- Culinary lavender buds for use in tea can usually be purchased in a lavender shop or at a farm that grows lavender or at a lavender festival.
- Some people grow their own lavender so that they have a supply of lavender buds on hand.
If you are a tea lover, you can now take your enjoyment one step further by making lovely lavender tea.
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