Lavender Mint Iced Tea

Outside held the floral fragrance of lavender. Leggy mint stretched for the sun and the porch swing felt like a cozy place to sit. With the promise of more heat on the way, it felt impossible to dismiss the sun’s invitation to sit outside and relax with a cold glass of lavender mint iced tea.

Lightly floral, this lavender mint iced tea is cool and crisp. Though not technically a true “tea,” this herbal infusion captures the spirit of summer with refreshing yet mellow flavors from the garden. It can be sweetened to your liking. (Although, I find it enjoyable unsweetened too.) It’s also caffeine-free, making it ideal for afternoon sipping. Easy to make, I enjoy making a big batch of this tea in morning, so by the time the afternoon heat hits, refreshment is ready.

Floral, herbaceous French lavender perfumes the air as early flowers begin to bloom. | Homegrown Provisions

Floral, herbaceous French lavender perfumes the air as early flowers begin to bloom.

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Lavender Mint Iced Tea

  • Author: Shannon
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/3 cup dried lavender buds (culinary grade)
  • 8 cups of water
  • agave or sweetener of your choice (optional)
  • mint and lavender sprigs for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place the mint leaves and lavender buds in a large saucepan and set aside.
  2. Bring the water to a boil in a tea kettle or another large saucepan.
  3. Pour the boiling water over the mint and lavender. Allow the herbs to steep for 8-10 minutes.
  4. Strain the lavender mint tea into a pitcher using a fine mesh strainer. Chill the tea in the refrigerator until cold.
  5. Serve the chilled tea over ice with a drizzle of the sweetener of your choice! Garnish with fresh mint and lavender sprigs.

Notes

  • For a stronger tea, allow the herbs to steep for 15 minutes.
  • Turn this into a cocktail by adding your favorite spirit.

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2 Comments

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    Jen | My Healthy Homemade Life

    June 24, 2018

    What a delicious way to use fresh mint and lavender! I have both growing in my garden and I’m always looking for new ways to use them both. Can’t wait to try this, Shannon! By the way, love the new logo! 🙂

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      Shannon

      June 24, 2018

      Sipping on this tea amid your wonderful herb garden sounds like a lovely afternoon! I so enjoy the lavender and mint combo, and try to infuse both in as many culinary pursuits as I can in the summer. Thank you for your lovely feedback about the logo! 🙂

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