Lavender iced tea for the summer

This week the lavender plants that we acquired from Edible Landscaping began to produce their floral wonderfulness. As a result, we were able to harvest plenty of lavender blossoms to sell at the Person County Farmer’s Market and to use for ourselves.  We’ve been experimenting with new and interesting ways to use our crops as we begin to market our products.  This week we decided to make lavender iced tea. We found the tea to be refreshing, fragrant, and exotic.  Here’s how we made it in case you would like to try it yourself:

-Start with 15-25 lavender blossoms.  Pick just the blossoms themselves and set aside.  Bring a small pot of water to a boil and then turn off.  Throw in lavender blossoms and let steep for 20 minutes.

-Strain all the lavender blossoms out, then add about 2 tablespoons of honey and stir to dissolve (add more if you need your tea very sweet).

-Fill a pitcher half-full with water and pour hot lavender water into pitcher and put into refrigerator.

Our lavender harvest this week.

So come to the Person County Farmer’s Market and grab some lavender from us.  And if you ask, we may also give you our lavender ice cream recipe – the best homemade ice cream you will ever have.

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4 thoughts on “Lavender iced tea for the summer

  1. Liane says:

    Vimala makes a strong lavender tea in her lavender lemonade. The protocol there is to not add the lavender until the water has boiled, then add the blossoms and turn off the heat. The opinion, strongly held by the chef(s) is that using the method where you put the flowers in with the cold water makes it bitter.

    I am a clod who can’t tell the difference, but I thought I’d share this with you.

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