Lavender Earl Grey Tea

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

Ingredients:

  • 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)

Directions

  • 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

Final Thoughts

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?