Enjoy a warm and calming cup of lavender milk tea before bed or anytime. This creamy lavender tea is delicious, and subtly floral. It's great for relaxation and its subtle sweet flavor and aromatic fragrance are incredibly soothing.
What is Milk Tea
"Milk tea" refers to any tea drink with milk added. Adding milk mellows and smooths out the flavors of tea. It also adds a creamy texture that just can't be beat. In this recipe we combine lavender tea with a milk of your choosing, I'm using organic half and half, but I also love raw cream, coconut cream, or almond milk in a tea latte. Adding milk to lavender tea is a must try. It's so good you won't want to have it any other way. You can enjoy this lavender milk tea hot or iced.
How to Make Lavender Tea
Lavender tea is made from the fresh or dried flowers of the lavender plant known as Lavandula angustifolia. Lavender tea is typically classified as an herbal tea. The lavender plant is native to the Mediterranean region, but lavender is now cultivated around the world, including in backyard gardens. You can grow domestic culinary lavender and use the flowers to brew your very own homemade lavender tea.
For more information about growing your own lavender
How to dry fresh lavender- for tea
- Hang lavender to dry - Create lavender bundles, tie the stems together and hang upside down in a cool dry place, preferably in the dark for approximately 7-10 days.
- Use a food dehydrator to quickly dry out lavender flowers.
- When the flowers are completely dried, separate the buds from the stems and store in a dry air-tight container. Use for teas, garnish or even in baked goods and ice cream!
Purchasing dried lavender for tea
You can also buy dried lavender flowers at some stores and online.
Store bought lavender tea bags or loose lavender tea are also an option. Lavender Tea bags are typically dried lavender flower buds in a tea bag (sometimes other herbal flowers are added, like chamomile).
What does lavender milk tea taste like
This milk tea is mildly floral and subtly sweet even without added sweetener. It is creamy and comforting. If you chose to add honey it is a delicious treat!
Benefits of lavender milk tea
Lavender is known for its ability to improve sleep. Some say lavender tea can also reduce inflammation, detoxify the body and boost immune health among other things. I have found this tea to be extremely soothing and relaxing.
What You'll Need to Make Lavender Milk Tea
This lavender milk tea is brewed with homegrown and dried loose lavender buds, we add frothed cream or milk. I recommend adding local honey as well.
- Dried Lavender (great as a garnish on top as well) or a lavender tea bag.
- Milk of your choice (I highly recommend using a higher fat content milk like cream, half and half or coconut milk).
- Hot water
- Honey (also optional)
Additional items you will need
- Tea strainer or mesh tea ball infuser
- Milk frother (not necessary, but highly recommended)
- Tea Kettle
- Mug of your choice
- Boba or collagen if you want to add those to your tea
How to make Lavender milk tea
- Brew one bag of lavender tea in boiling water, or if you're using dried lavender buds simply add one teaspoon of dried lavender to a tea ball or strainer.
- Fill mug three quarters of the way with lavender tea
- Froth milk of choice
- Add honey if you choose
- Garnish with dried lavender buds
- Use a high quality organic tea if you are making it with a store bought tea.
- Whip the milk with a frother to get the creamiest consistency
- Add a high quality honey.
- You can also add collagen peptides to this recipe to give your tea for a flavorless protein boost
- You can also add boba pearls (tapioca starch balls) to this tea to make a delicious lavender bubble tea
- Add chamomile or a chamomile tea bag
- 1 bag of lavender tea or 1 teaspoon of dried culinary lavender
- 8 oz of boiling water
- 3 oz of ½ & ½
- 1 teaspoon honey
- dried lavender for garnish
1. Brew one bag of lavender tea in boiling water, or if you're using dried lavender buds simply add one teaspoon of dried lavender to a tea ball or strainer.
2. Let steep for 5-10 minutes or until tea strenth is to your liking
3. Froth milk
3. Add frothed milk to tea
4. Add honey if you choose
5. Garnish with dried lavender buds
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 59Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 27mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g