Lavender Tea Latte
Winter is here. And so are the many seasonal blues that follow. Shorter days, colder weather and the general emptiness of the winter season leads to a blue feeling in almost all of us. However, a purple shaded ingredient is capable of helping get rid of that grey, wintry feeling which wanted you to stay in bed. Lavender is a woody shrub that yields a purple-blue coloured bud. While native to Australia, India, Japan and the United States, this plant is famous all over the world for its many calming benefits, in the form of a delicious drink known as the lavender tea. While lavender tea itself is quite a charmer for its pretty looks and comforting qualities, not many are aware of the various manners this particular tea can be brewed into. From Iced teas to slushies and lattes, lavender tea has many forms of being served. Today, we’re going to take a look at one of its many alluring forms: The Lavender Tea Latte.
- 2 Cups Milk
- 1 Cup Water
- 2 Tsp Lavender Green tea
- 1 Tbsp Honey
- 2 drops Vanilla essence
- 2 drops Purple Food Colouring
- 1/2 Tsp Dried Lavender For Garnish
In a small saucepan, add water and bring it to a boil. Add lavender tea to the boiling water, simmer for a few minutes, and then turn the gas off.
Let the tea brew in the saucepan for about 4-5 minutes.
Strain the tea into 2 cups, filling them only halfway.
In the same saucepan (rinsed), heat the milk with honey, vanilla and purple food colouring until it begins to simmer.
Remove the saucepan from heat. Either put the milk in a blender or use a hand blender to turn the milk foamy.
Pour milk into the two cups, holding the foam back with a spoon.
Scoop the foam with the help of a spoon on top of the tea, completing your latte.
Finally, sprinkle some dried lavender as garnish.
Your lavender tea latte is ready to be served hot.
1. You can use any form of milk for this latte. However, full cream milk always gives a more sumptuous feel to your drink.
2. Any form of sweetener can be used like sugar, stevia, sugar free, jaggery etc.
More about Lavender Tea Latte
Lavender tea latte is officially the prettiest drink to be made this season, though it is an acquired taste for some. A charming, purple coloured drink, the Lavender tea latte is not just tasty, but full of relaxing benefits for your body. This is the kind of tea you should preferably have at night, before bed. The tea is low on caffeine but rich in antioxidants, catechins and polyphenols. Lavender tea works as a de-stressing drink for the mind, body and skin. It helps ease the entire day’s stress, while also bringing balance to your emotions. Furthermore, this tea provides comfort from headaches and migraines. Altogether, lavender tea is a boon for those who struggle in bed for a good night sleep. So this winter, make yourself a warm cup of lavender tea latte to avoid chilly toes and those unwelcomed winter blues.