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.
This was a nice aromatic tea, which was the perfect treat for this cold and rainy day in May. It had the most wondeful golden colour and a very pronounced lavender taste. I left out the honey as I like my tea without it. While I liked this for a change, I think it wont become my favourite tea as it was a little too strongly flavoured for me. THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this special treat with us, FT! Made and reviewed for Farm Cooking With Andi of Longmeadow Farm and the Diabetic Pool Party May 2010.
Yum! I really enjoyed the lavender, it's been awhile since I've had it. And with the lemon-great mixture! Thanks! Made for Comfort Cafe-Jan. 2010.
Wonderful! I enjoyed the hot version using Homemade Lavender Honey with fresh lemons and lavender flowers from my garden. Made for The Magic of Herbs Event in the photos forum. Thanks Karen!