Tea is known for being a relaxing brew which is enjoyed around the globe as both a warm and as cold drink. Tea-drinking has many benefits, and when coupled with lavender which has many health and well-being benefits of its own, it becomes something of a super-brew!
Lavender recipes are more common than one would think, with many people choosing to use the flowers from this commonly seen plant for both sweet and savoury dishes. Lavender tea is the more refined lavender recipe but is no less enjoyable.
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Health Benefits of Lavender Tea:
Lavender is well known for its calming and stress-relieving properties. Drinking lavender tea is known to help reduce anxiety and lift the mood.
Lavender tea is also reported to be able to calm an upset stomach as well as reduce the discomfort of trapped wind and/or flatulence in a more natural way.
Due to its well-known calming properties, lavender tea can be used to aid sleep.
Lavender tea when inhaled as opposed to drunk can be an affective treatment for the relief of the symptoms of colds, coughs and other similar ailments.
Some advocates of lavender tea suggest that drinking the brew can help with depression and can alleviate or reduce the risk of migraines.
Lavender tea can also be used as a natural mouthwash for those who suffer from halitosis.
*using lavender tea to help with any health issues is not an adequate replacement for seeking the advice of a qualified GP.
Making your own lavender tea:
Making your own lavender tea couldn’t be simpler. You take a handful of dried lavender flowers and infuse in a teapot with boiling water. After steeping the flowers for approximately ten minutes you then strain the liquid, removing any of the flower parts and then your lavender tea is ready to drink.
Delicious Lavender-Mint Tea Recipe
This delicious mint-lavender tea recipe is incredible! It’s the perfect drink for a warm or hot summer day. It’s cool, refreshing and rejuvenating. It’s also incredibly healing and loaded with antioxidants and nutrients from the mint and lavender!
Fresh lavender flowers
Fresh mint leaves
Honey (preferably local and raw)
Add the lavender flowers and mint leaves to boiling water and let steep for 5-10 minutes. Add honey, stir and enjoy!
This tea is also delicious iced! Just add a bunch of ice cubes immediately after it’s steeped and you’ve stirred in the honey. You can drink it immediately for best taste, or let it sit in the fridge for a few hours.
The cost of Lavender tea:
This is one recipe that is extremely inexpensive. Growing your own lavender alleviates the need to purchase the lavender needed to make lavender tea. For those who prefer to buy the dried lavender it is relatively cheap and can be bought online, in many health shops and from lavender specialists. Many supermarkets now stock lavender based tea-bags alongside their fruit and herbal tea and the average cost of a box of twenty teabags is approximately $4.00.
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Where did lavender tea originate from?
Lavender has been used in cookery, for fragrance, for medical use and more since ancient times. There are currently over 400 varieties known around the world, and although many of them are European in nature it is impossible to say definitively where the plant itself or the idea of using it to make lavender tea came from.
What is clear is that throughout the ages lavender has been enjoyed by many and that hasn’t changed, even in these modern times. Why not take twenty minutes out of a hectic day to brew yourself a calming lavender tea and enjoy the well-known relaxation benefits.