Calming Lavender Chamomile Tea Recipe

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.
  • water
  • sweetener: this is absolutely optional. You can use honey, brown sugar, agave nectar or any other sweetener of your choice.
lavender chamomile tea ingredients

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.

add flowers to tea infuser

Step 3: Leave to steep for 10 minutes.

steep lavender chamomile tea

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.

lavender chamomile tea in teacups

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.

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Lavender chamomile tea recipe


Lavender chamomile tea

Calming, soothing, and with proven benefits, this lavender chamomile tea is so easy to make with the flower buds and has a delightful, slightly sweet, floral taste. It takes roughly 15 minutes to make from heating the water to steeping the tea. It's so soothing.
Cook Time5 minutes
Steep Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lavender chamomile tea
Servings: 2
Author: Ros Singh

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp dried chamomile flowers
  • ½ tsp dried lavender flowers
  • 2 c water
  • sweetener (optional)

Equipment

  • kettle
  • teapot with tea infuser (optional)

Instructions

  • 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.

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