lavender tea recipe

Bedtime Tea Milk

Intended to help calm the mind and promote sleep.

Ingredients:
Enough milk to fill your mug (I used almond milk, but you can use any kind)
1 lavender and chamomile tea bag // calming, sleep
Pinch of cinnamon // peace
Honey, to taste // healing

Directions:
In a pot on the stove, heat the milk and tea bag until hot, but do not boil. The tea should steep for ~4 minutes, then remove the tea bag. Stir in the cinnamon and honey, counter-clockwise to release any built up anxiety/energy. Pour into your favorite mug and get cozy!

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Making Good Night Lavender Chai

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Very Vanilla Soy Milk
  • 2 chamomile lavender teabags
  • 2 tsp clover honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Lavender buds (optional)
  • Nutmeg (optional)

Directions

  1. Pour soy milk into saucepan and heat on low temperature. Do not bring to a boil. 
  2. Prepare chamomile lavender tea in teapot and allow to steep (I used 1-½ cups water that had just started to simmer). 
  3. Mix honey and vanilla into soy milk. Whisk to blend. 
  4. Once soymilk is heated through, pour into teapot where tea has been steeping. Whisk to blend.  
  5. Allow to steep at least 10 minutes. 
  6. Pour tea. Garnish with nutmeg and lavender buds. 

This recipe makes a full teapot (enough for 4-6 servings). 

Enjoy!!

Calm Thyself Tea

Because I’d been stressing all day, anxiously waiting to hear back on whether or not I get the job I interviewed for. This tea provided much needed relief.

Ingredients:

  • Decaf green tea (or regular, depending on what time of the day it is and how sensitive you are to caffeine)
  • Lilac blossoms
  • Lavender 

Directions:

     I used a tea bag of decaf green tea and then placed a small amount of lilac blossoms and a pinch of lavender in my wire mesh tea ball, but arrange your ingredients however is most convenient for you. Recommended: follow the directions on the green tea for how long to leave the bag in, then leave the floral ingredients to steep for a few minutes longer after that, depending on how flavorful you’d like your tea to be.

Sip and be calm.

Peace be with you,
 ~ Hazel

Orzula's "Hug In A Mug" Lavender Earl Grey Tea

Hello lovelies! 💕 Today I’ll be showing you what my s/o calls a “hug in a mug”. I love to make a cup of this after a long day, for a special treat, or even just because! 

I was originally inspired by Starbucks’ London Fog Lattes. But, tbh, I think these taste way better. 

  You will need: 

  •  1 bag of your preferred Earl Grey blend 
  • Culinary grade lavender buds (If you do not grow your own, your local grocery may have it. If not, try Amazon!)
  • Vanilla extract
  • Milk (The type is up to you, but for extra oomph, try vanilla almond milk!)

🌟 Our stove is not working properly at the moment, so I have been making mine in the microwave like a pleb. I also use a separate mug than the one I intend on drinking out of, for steeping.

🌟 Place your tea bag in the mug, along with one teaspoon of lavender buds. Add just enough water to cover the tea bag and stick it in the microwave for 40-50 seconds, depending on the strength/setting you have that sucker on.

🌟 While your tea is doing its thang, in the actual mug you intend to use, pour in your milk to taste. Because I’m a lunatic, I drink mine with a shit ton of the stuff. Go nuts. Just be sure you have enough room for the actual tea. Add one or two teaspoons of vanilla extract to your milk. Again, I am a crazy person, and use two. Give it a quick whirl with a spoon to mix it together.

🌟 By this point, the tea should be ready to come out of the microwave. Be careful, your mug might be hot to the touch. I usually use ceramic mugs, so they tend to feel like Satan made them. Set it aside and cover with a paper towel to give it time to steep.

🌟 While your tea is still taking its sweet time, pop the milk/vanilla blend in the microwave. Another 40-50 seconds, folks! Once that’s done, get that glorious goodness outta there. Next is the fun part.

🌟 CAREFULLY strain your tea into the mug with milk. I’ll use a paper towel as a strainer when my actual one is dirty (Dishes? What are those?). It should catch the buds and tea bag from falling in. At this point, you can either chuck the used tea bag and lavender into recycling, or put it aside to dry out and use in future workings.

🌟 Give your tea a healthy stir, and voila! You made a hug in a mug! This drink is already pretty sweet. However, if it is not quite to your liking, feel free to throw a pinch of sugar in there.

I really hope you enjoy this drink as much as I do! If you want to get fancy and foam your milk or, I dunno, make it on a stove or with a kettle - go for it! You do you, boo boo. I just love that it’s quick, easy, and downright delicious.

Originally posted by itadakimasu-letmeeat

Lavender Iced Coffee

Recipe for the warmer weather 💜☀️ 

  • 4 tbs cream
  • 2 tsp lavender
  • 2 tbs honey
  • cold coffee & ice cubes

Add your cream and lavender to a saucepan and let it sit over low heat for around 10 minutes. Stir often to keep cream from burning, but be careful not to crush the lavender buds as this makes a bitter taste. Strain out the cream and compost the flowers. Then stir in honey to warm cream (do not add honey directly to cold coffee as it will harden). Pour you coffee over ice and drizzle in as much of the lavender cream as you want (I used about half for one glass). 

Enjoy! ☕️

Vegan Earl Grey Cupcakes with Tea & Lavender "Cream Cheese” Frosting

I’ve always been a big lover of tea, but especially recently I’ve been obsessed with Earl Grey. I often find myself getting a nice London Fog instead of a coffee. These cupcakes were only bound to happen. I was struggling to find what to bake for a Christmas party when these suddenly popped into my head.

They were a little bit tricky to nail! I knew that to make these I was going to start out with a vanilla base recipe then add the tea, but HOW is the question. I started out by steeping some extra strong tea and allowing it to cool. I then added some of it to vanilla batter but it then became too runny, so I added a little bit more flour but then the mixture became to glutinous and the flavour wasn’t very strong. They ended up baking okay, they achieved nice domes and the texture wasn’t awful, it was just too dense for my liking and it tasted a little bland. Instead of steeping the tea, I decided to just add the leaves directly into the batter. I used my vanilla cupcake recipe and emptied 4 teabags into the mixture. Once the batter was mixed I was concerned with how they’d come out because I didn’t taste a strong earl grey flavour but the batter consistency was right so I stuck them in anyway. 10 minutes into baking, the most wonderful tea aroma filled my house and I immediately knew they were going to work. The tea just needed some heat to activate the flavour and they turned out so good. I served them at my Christmas party and everyone raved about them. Whenever I bake something, my plan is to make it “not taste vegan”, and these were just that. I also made a vegan cream cheese frosting and infused with with more tea and lavender.

The texture on these is amazing. I used my go to vanilla cupcake recipe and the flavour of the earl grey tea just sank so well into them. They are light, fluffy, and moist. Heres what you’ll need to make them:

CUPCAKES: (makes 12)

1 ¾ cup all purpose flour
1 cup cane sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
½ cup coconut oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
4 Earl Grey tea bags
Mix the sugar, almond milk, coconut oil, vanilla, tea and vinegar together until smooth. Then add the flour, baking powder and baking soda and mix until just combined. Bake at 350 C for minutes and you’re set!

FROSTING:

¾ tub vegan butter (Earth Balance)
½ tub Daiya cream cheese
2 tsp vanilla
4 cups icing sugar
Strong brewed tea infused with lavender petals
Whip the butter and cream cheese together until fluffy and well combined. Then add the icing sugar 1 cup at a time until the frosting is fluffy and smooth. Then add your vanilla and tea to taste. This will make enough frosting for 12 cupcakes if you pipe a swirl on them like in the picture, but you can half the recipe if you want to spread them on. I sprinkled mine with some dried lavender, but get creative!