Lavender Iced Tea

Lavender Iced Tea

Lavender Iced Tea @createdbydiane

I have a new obsession

to my surprise it’s lavender.

You see I’ve never been a huge fan of the smell of lavender,

it always seem so sweet.

But one sip of lavender tea and I am hooked.

I just love how it smooths out the tea….it almost tastes slightly sweetened.

I don’t drink very many sugary drinks, I realized a few years ago that I’d rather not drink my calories….I prefer to save them for things like this and this….

I know some people are all into drinking 2, 3, 400 calories in one gulp, but not me…I mainly stick to water.

I bought a lavender plant this year primarily to use in tea and such…but since I don’t have a green thumb, I forgot that it dies off quickly and then I’m not really sure what to do with the plant…except wait until it’s ready again. I guess I should have harvested the lavender, but that would have involved in knowing just when to do it, and

How to brew lavender tea

I’m WAY better in the kitchen than I am in the garden so I purchased dry lavender at a local store. (It’s available online also-you would look for food grade, edible lavender, grown without pesticides)

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Lavender Iced Tea

Ingredients

  • 2 family size tea bags or 6 regular tea bags I use Lipton
  • 1 teaspoon lavender

Instructions

  • Bring water to a boil,
  • pour into 1/2 galon mason jar or leave in pot on top of stove.
  • Add tea bags and lavender and let steep for 5 minutes.
  • Remove tea bags.
  • You can remove or leave lavender in the tea. To remove lavender, simple pour tea through a small strainer.
  • Serve tea over ice.

Making Lavender Tea

for each large tea bag I use 1/2 teaspoon lavender. In this 1/2 gallon jar I double it to fill it up which is reflected in the recipe area. How to make lavender tea

If you wrap the string of the tea bags onto a fork, you can rest it on the rim of the jar and easily remove tea bags when they are finished steeping.

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By all means, if you prefer your tea sweet, add your favorite sweetener. But give it a try first unsweetened, you may be surprised and like it unsweetened.

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26 Comments

    1. I have a bunch of lavender posts coming up ๐Ÿ™‚ and you’ll have to let me know how you like the Lavender Tea.

  1. I’m getting tired of drinking water only so I’m going to make this for sure! It looks so good and refreshing. I also don’t believe in drinking my calories.. I like to chew them! LOL! Thanks for the recipe Diane

  2. It figures that I would find this right after our lavender is past it’s time in the garden! Well maybe next year I will remember. Plus… I don’t do caffeine, so maybe I will try mixing it with a herbal tea like peppermint (which is my favorite! Do you make Sun Tea? All you have to do is mix your tea with cool/cold water, cover and set outside in the full sun. Once the tea has seeped into the water as strongly as you want, take out the tea bags add any sweetener you want and some ice and away you go! Nice cause you can do it in the a.m. and by lunch (if it’s nice and toasty outside) you are good to go!

    1. I’m sure it will be delicious in any tea. (When lavender is out of season, you can purchase it at specialty food stores or online if you want to try it before next season..I have one plant that is still holding on ๐Ÿ™‚
      Yes I’ve made sun tea many times, and it’s super hot hear so it only takes about an hour in the summer. Most days are over 100 degrees.
      I also made Lavender Lemonade, if you want to try that too. https://www.createdby-diane.com/2013/07/lavender-lemonade.html
      I’m glad I can purchase lavender, because I have many more recipes to make with it.

    1. If the lavender oil is edible not topical yes, use the amount you prefer according to taste I would guess three drops would be a good amount to start.

  3. DIANE I WOULD LOVE TO MAKE LAVENDER ICE TEA
    BUT WHY ISNT YOUR TEA LAVENDER COLORED
    AND DO YOU KNOW HOW TO MAKE IT THAT WAY?
    THANKS.

    1. the brown color of the tea will overpower any natural lavender color, you could try adding some purple food coloring. I’d add it to a glass first to be sure you like the color before doing the whole jar full.

  4. do i have to use store bought tea bags like you did or can i use whole dried lavender and just use it like tea?

    1. You could but that would just be lavender “water” I don’t think I’ll be that great tasting, I’d add the tea myself.

  5. do i have to use store bought tea bags like you did or can i use whole dried lavender and just use it like tea?

    1. You could but that would just be lavender “water” I don’t think I’ll be that great tasting, I’d add the tea myself.

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