I love the smell of lavender and it is a gorgeous flower, but I was seriously doubting whether or not the tea would be bland or just “off” tasting. I wanted to try the fresh version of the tea with no other added blends so that I would know exactly what lavender tea tasted like all by itself. For this first experiment from my garden, I called a friend over to taste test it with me. If you know me, you know I set the table up for a lady’s tea and had scones and strawberries for our little tea brunch. In each tea cup, I simply put hot water and then let about eight flowers steep for three minutes. -Lavender tea is AMAZING!!! We both agreed that it was beautiful and delicious. We tried it with a bit of honey as well and that was super tasty. Honestly, I can’t wait to have another cup!
- Calming & Relaxing
- Can help with insomnia
- Can fight the cold and cough symptoms
- Ease stomach problems
-Homegrown Tea by Cassie Liversidge
I bought both English and French Lavender, but the English died pretty quickly and the French took off and did really well. I cut the flower stems about two inches above the woody sprigs because it will not grow again if you cut into the woody sprigs. In the spring, one should prune the plant in the same way :)