Lavender milk tea is creamy tea made by adding milk to regular lavender tea. The addition of milk helps “tame” the taste of strong flavored teas.
If you are not a fan of lavender, adding milk to your tea gives you the option to enjoy the beverage in a way that’s more pleasing to your pallet.
When making lavender milk tea, you may use whichever milk you like. Personally I use coconut milk because I love all things coconut.
However almond milk and oat milk are good alternative choices if you are intolerant to dairy products.
How To Make Honey Lavender Milk Tea
Place 1 teaspoon of lavender leaves and or buds in a saucepan.
Add 1 cup of water and simmer over low flames for about 10 minutes
Add a half a cup of milk and let the tea come to a boil.
Remove from flames, strain, sweeten with honey and and serve.
PS. You can easily transform your lavender tea into a relaxing lavender tea latte by frothing the milk.
Making The Best Lavender Tea
Lavender is a member of the mint family. There are approximately 47 species of lavender.
And while many of them are edible, not all of them are suitable for cooking due to their strong flavor.
The best species for making lavender tea is English lavender.
English lavender is also known as true lavender, common or garden lavender. However, the plant’s scientific name is Lavandula angustifolia.
This variety of lavender is native to the Mediterranean and not England as the name implies.
True lavender has a sweet taste and that makes it the preferred species for culinary uses. It is also renowned for its use in producing lavender oil.
Many people swear that having a cup of lavender tea before bed helps improve their sleep quality and leave them feeling well rested the next day.
How to Make Plain Lavender Tea
Lavender tea can be made from the fresh or dried leaves or flowers of the herb. To make the tea simply add a teaspoon of lavender to a cup of hot water.
Cover the cup with a saucer and let it steep for about 5 minutes. Use sugar or honey to sweeten the taste. And there you have your cup of regular lavender tea.
If you prefer your tea to have a less intense lavender taste, consider using a combination of herbs to make the tea.
For example you can combine chamomile tea to make chamomile or chai to make a combination lavender tea .
Using regular tea like Earl gray tea along with lavender to make an earl grey lavender tea is another good combination.
Lavender Milk Tea Calories
The amount of calories may significantly increase based on your choice of milk. However this is a basic breakdown of the calories and nutrition in a regular cup of lavender milk tea.
- Calories 192
- Carbs – 37g
- Fat – 9g
- Sodium-23 mg
Lavender Milk Tea Benefits
Anticonvulsant to help control seizures.
Antidepressant that can assist in the treatment depression
Sedative aid with inducing sleep
Anxiolytic to help reduce anxiety
One report published in The Lancet made the following observation:
“Ambient lavender oil might be used as a temporary relief from continued medication for insomnia and reduces the side-effects of these drugs.”
Source: The Lancet
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Who Should Avoid Lavender Milk Tea
The FDA added lavender herb to its list of Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) for human consumption.
However If you are pregnant or breastfeeding the National Institute of Health recommends that you AVOID consuming lavender tea.
That’s because there is so little data about the risks associated with the ingestion of lavender – including lavender tea- for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Also persons who are allergic to lavender blooms should avoid drinking lavender tea as it may cause throat or skin irritation or difficulty breathing.
While drinking lavender tea is generally safe, herbal teas are nor regulated by the FDA so you should talk to your doctor to determine if it is right for you
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