Lavender Milk Tea

Lavender Milk Tea

Looking for a healthy way to relax and unwind at the end of a long stressful day?

This delightful lavender milk tea combines the soothing qualities of lavender with the creamy comfort of milk resulting in a tranquil and luxurious experience.

Using only 3 ingredients, all your stress will melt away as you indulge in the subtle floral notes of this blissful beverage. And the fact that you can have a cup ready in just 5 minutes makes it a stress-free recipe.

Recipe Video

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Why This Recipe Works

Lavender milk tea is a soothing and indulgent way to treat yourself. It's an opportunity to explore new flavors, embrace relaxation, and create a moment of t tranquility amidst the business of everyday life.

Renowned for its soothing and relaxing properties, the gentle aroma of lavender can help calm your mind, reduce stress, and promote a sense of tranquility. Enjoying lavender milk tea can be your new nightly comforting ritual that allows you to unwind and find a moment of peace.

Lavender milk tea is also a versatile beverage that can be enjoyed both hot and cold. During colder months, sipping on a warm cup of lavender milk tea can be comforting. In warmer seasons, you can serve it over ice for a refreshing and floral iced tea experience.

Ingredients

Lavender Buds:

You can use dried lavender buds, or if you are using fresh lavender, ensure you use the buds that have already bloomed otherwise, the lavender will be too overpowering. If you do use dried, look for culinary-grade lavender buds that are meant for consumption. Some lavender varieties may be treated with pesticides not suitable for cooking.

Milk:

Use your favorite dairy or non-dairy milk alternatives like almond milk or coconut milk to make lavender milk tea. It's important to consider the flavor and consistency of the milk alternative to determine the best pairing with lavender.

Honey:

Honey is just one of the many ways you can sweeten your lavender milk tea. Agave syrup and maple syrup are excellent vegan alternatives.

How to Make Lavender Milk Tea

Step One:

In a small saucepan, combine milk, honey, and lavender.

Step Two: 

Bring to a simmer on medium-low heat, stirring constantly.

Step Three: 

Remove from heat as soon as the milk starts to simmer. About 5 to 7 minutes. Do not bring it to a boil, as milk burns easily.

Step Four:

Using a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth, strain your tea to remove lavender buds.

Step Five:

Serve while warm, and enjoy!

Tips

  • It's important to continue to stir your milk as it's heating. It can burn quickly, so it has to keep from sitting on the bottom of the pot. You can also avoid this by using a double boiler if you have one.
  • You can customize your lavender milk tea by adding other flavors. For example, you could include a hint of vanilla extract or a sprinkle of cinnamon for added warmth.

What to Serve With Lavender Milk Tea

This lavender milk tea is an excellent beverage to serve with a sweet snack such as sugar cookies, lemon cake, or mochi donuts.

You can even enjoy it in the morning with a slice of zucchini carrot bread and homemade fig jam.

FAQs

How should I store leftover lavender milk tea?

Allow it to cool to room temperature before transferring it to an airtight container to be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

You can gently reheat it on the stovetop or in the microwave until it reaches your desired serving temperature.

Can I reuse the lavender buds for another batch of tea?

Lavender buds release their aromatic oils and flavors during the initial steeping, so subsequent uses will likely result in a much milder taste. If you do decide to reuse them, there are a few steps you can take to ensure a flavorful outcome. Set aside the used lavender buds and allow them to dry completely before storing them in an airtight container. When you are ready to make a new batch of tea, combine some of the old buds with some fresh ones, as the old ones will be more aromatic than flavorful.

Where can I find culinary-grade lavender buds?

There are a few places to look for culinary-grade lavender buds. Any specialty grocery store that has a wide range of culinary ingredients is likely to have lavender buds in its herbs and spices section. If you don't have one close to your home, there are a number of online specialty goods retailers that will deliver right to your door. Farmer's markets and apothecaries are also good places to buy culinary-grade lavender buds.

Additionally, you can grow your own lavender by purchasing a lavender plant at your local garden center or nursery. By harvesting and drying the lavender flowers yourself, you can ensure their culinary quality.

Can I mix lavender with other herbs or teas to create unique blends?

Lavender and chamomile complement each other beautifully. The calming properties of both herbs combine to create a soothing and relaxing blend.

Mint and lavender can create a refreshing and uplifting combination. The floral notes of lavender harmonize with the cool and invigorating taste of mint.

Lavender and rose create a romantic and fragrant combination. The floral essences of both ingredients blend harmoniously, resulting in an enchanting and aromatic tea. Combine dried lavender buds with dried rose petals for a tea that indulges the senses.

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It might seem hard to believe, but there are a number of delightful beverages that you can make yourself that are just as quick and easy as this lavender milk tea. Check out this collection of tasty beverages to try the next time you want something more than water.

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Lavender Milk Tea

Lavender Milk Tea

Take a moment to relax with this calming lavender milk tea. Ready in just 5 minutes, using only 3 ingredients.
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Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lavender milk tea, lavender milk tea recipe
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon lavender buds

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, combine milk, honey, and lavender.
  • Bring to a simmer on medium-low heat, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat as soon as the milk starts to simmer. About 5 to 7 minutes. Do not bring it to a boil, as milk burns easily.
  • Using a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth, strain your tea to remove lavender buds.
  • Serve while warm, and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 364kcal Carbohydrates: 42g Protein: 16g Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 9g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 59mg Sodium: 186mg Potassium: 743mg Fiber: 0.04g Sugar: 41g Vitamin A: 836IU Vitamin C: 2mg Calcium: 635mg Iron: 0.4mg

Video

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Notes

  • It's essential to continue to stir your milk as it's heating. It can burn quickly, so it has to keep from sitting on the bottom of the pot. You can also avoid this by using a double boiler if you have one.
  • You can customize your lavender milk tea by adding other flavors. For example, you could include a hint of vanilla extract or a sprinkle of cinnamon for added warmth.

 

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