How to Make Lavender Earl Grey Tea
Here is this weeks’ recipe and last for the Try It Tea Tuesday in April. This week we are making a Lavender Earl Grey.
Lavender Earl Grey was one of the easier recipes tried this month, a lot like making Chai on the stove but with earl grey tea as the base instead.
Ingredients & Tools
You will need:
1 Sauce Pan
1 large tea strainer ( like our tea basket shown here) alternatively, you could use early grey tea bags.
12 oz Mug
- 2 cups of milk or Milk substitutions (I used oat milk)
- 2 tsp of loose leaf or 1 tea bag
- 1 teaspoon of (freshly dried) dried Lavender or Rosemary as substitution.
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon of honey (to sweeten if needed/optional)
- In a small sauce pan, add the tea, milk, dried lavender, and vanilla
- Cook over medium or low heat for 5 min. and stir occasionally (ie. my gas stove required very low heat but an electric might need higher heat)
- remove from heat and allow it to steep and cool for a few minutes( 2-3).
- strain the liquid from the sauce pan into your favorite mug with tea strainer.
- Add honey if needed
Personally, I love the taste of tea and in making this in the future will be adding more loose leaf tea to the recipe for a stronger flavor. But left it more mild in the recipe for those who don’t enjoy super strong tea.
Also, I really didn’t get much of a lavender taste in the tea, but that is a tricky, it is very easy to over do that flavor, so I left in in the recipe as is. I might have to experiment with this a bit more in the future to find a nice balance of lavender without over powering the tea.
Did you enjoy Try It Tea Tuesday? Should we try this again in the future?