A wonderful recipe that I discovered on a recipe card from Wold's Way Lavender Farm in North Yorkshire, England! This magical lavender farm is just down the road from my parent's house and is high on my "must visit" list when I go home to England. I have found that this tea is a miracle worker for headaches, head colds and colds in general........the soothing honey helps sore throats whilst the lemon contains essential vitamin C, and the lavender provides a calming and refreshing element to this herbal tea or tisane. Although this is mainly served hot, I have made this during the summer months as an iced tea, as it's perfect for hot, sultry days.
- Combine the lavender heads, lemon juice (about 1/2 a lemon) and the lemon peel in a small teapot (for 2 people) and then add boiling water.
- Allow to steep for 5 minutes before adding lavender honey to taste. Serve in warmed china cups.
- To serve cold: Make the tea as directed above. Allow to cool and serve with ice and a slice in a tall glass.