Lavender tea is wonderful, this blend includes chocolate mint
This lavender Tea Blend with Chocolate Mint is both soothing and invigorating
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Herbal Lavender Tea with Chocolate Mint Recipe
I used fresh chocolate mint and lavender from the garden because it’s July and we have both of them. You could also used dried, but chocolate mint is hard to find. Most gardeners grow it themselves from seed or buy plants. There are many other tea blends you can create with fresh garden hers. Learn how to grow a tea garden here.
Fresh garden lavender
If you don’t have chocolate mint, you can also use other mints. There are SO many mint varieties .
Makes 2 Cups
- 10 to 15 (or more) fresh or dried lavender flowers
- 4 to 5 freshly harvested mint stems
- 2 cups of boiling water
How to steep your herbal tea blend
After harvesting your mint and lavender check over for bugs. Give them a gentle wash in cool water. You can place the herbs in a tea pot, or did what I did and gently pick off each flower and mint leaf into a mason jar. If you have less than the amount below just reduce the amount of boiling water.Pour the boiling water over the herbs and let steep for 15 mins. Strain and enjoy!
My name is Isis Loran, creator of the Family Food Garden. I’ve been gardening for over 10 years now and push the limits of our zone 5 climates. I love growing heirlooms & experimenting with hundreds of varieties, season extending, crunchy homesteading and permaculture.