Looking for a wonderful soothing drink? Then, you’ll love this easy lavender chamomile tea recipe.
It’s so simple to make. Just pour boiling water over the dried flowers and leave to steep for 10 minutes before straining and serving. You can add sweeteners too of course!
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Ingredients for lavender chamomile tea
For this recipe, you will need:
- chamomile flowers: I suggest using organic, dried chamomile flowers since you don’t want to be brewing anything with harmful pesticides.
- lavender flower buds: As with the chamomile flowers, consider using organic buds here.
- sweetener: this is absolutely optional. You can use honey, brown sugar, agave nectar or any other sweetener of your choice.
Equipment for this recipe
For this recipe, I used a kettle, teapot with a removeable infuser and a strainer. I love my little teapot because it makes steeping so easy to do and clean up with the infuser is such a breeze.
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What does lavender chamomile tea taste like
This tea has a slightly sweet, floral taste with mild hints of apple, rosemary and lavender. The smell and taste of the tea are very pleasant, making it perfect to calm your nerves, especially before bed.
How to make lavender chamomile tea
Step 1: Boil water, either using your kettle, a small pot on the stove or even the microwave. It takes roughly about 5 to 8 minutes for my kettle to come to a boil.
Step 2: Add the flowers to a heat safe container like a teapot with infuser. Pour the boiling water over the flower buds.
Step 3: Leave to steep for 10 minutes.
Step 4: Strain the tea.
Step 5: Sweeten the tea if you prefer it sweeter. Serve hot, though it is also great when served as iced tea.
Where to buy this tea
If steeping the loose organic flower buds is a hassle, you can pick up these lavender chamomile tea bags instead.
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Lavender chamomile tea benefits
There are a few studies exploring the benefits of both lavender tea and chamomile tea. All the studies prove the teas are calming, relaxing, soothing and can help with anxiety and more.
In fact, this 2020 study showed lavender has sedative benefits and can help with sleep problems. It has also been found to reduce depression and anxiety, improve mood, and activate parts of the brain that can release helpful neurotransmitters like endorphins and serotonin.
Chamomile tea can also alleviate depression and improve quality of sleep, according to this 2016 study on postpartum women. But chamomile isn’t just limited to calming, soothing benefits.
This 2016 study on type-2 diabetic patients found drinking chamomile tea reduced blood glucose, insulin levels, and insulin resistance. The tea also showed antioxidant benefits. An earlier study by the same researchers also found the tea decreased A1C, total cholesterol, triglyceride and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. The HDL (good) cholesterol levels were not affected by the tea.
Lavender chamomile tea recipe
Lavender chamomile tea
- teapot with tea infuser (optional)
- 1 tsp dried chamomile flowers
- ½ tsp dried lavender flowers
- 2 c water
- sweetener (optional)
- Boil water (either using a kettle, small pot, or in the microwave).
- Add the flowers to a heat safe container (like a teapot with infuser or cup).
- Pour boiling water over the flowers.
- Allow to steep for 10 minutes.
- Strain and sweeten if desired.
- Serve hot or cold.