lavender mint tea

This lavender mint tea is a refreshing & delicious way to stay hydrated! Make a big batch to store in the fridge, and enjoy it all summer long as a healthy, unsweetened alternative to plain water.

About a month and a half ago, on a warm winters day, I made up my first ever batch of lavender mint iced tea.  It was delicious, and  enjoyed it iced that day.  The next day, however, it turned cold and I found out that lavender and mint make an equally delicious hot tea.

Today, as the weather gods would have it, it is a beautiful, warm {71 degrees} day here in San Diego.

It is most definitely a perfect day for a repeat on that iced lavender mint tea.

The lavender {Spanish Lavender} is already growing in my garden.

It seems to bloom prolifically in the front courtyard where it gets a little early morning sun, then shade for the rest of the day.  I have a different variety of lavender {? English maybe} in my backyard, but it’s kind of sad looking and hasn’t bloomed since it was planted last summer…

I didn’t have any mint though, so I headed off to one of my favorite nurseries, Cedros Gardens {sadly, no longer in business}, to pick some up.  They had English mint, peppermint, Moroccan mint, Egyptian mint, and chocolate mint. SO many decisions…

I settled on the Moroccan mint and Egyptian mint.

I couldn’t stop at the mint though, so I also picked up some lemon thyme, a couple of  Camarosa strawberry plants, linaria{isn’t it gorgeous?!}, and sweet  basil, to plant in my garden…

Linaria
Varigated Lemon Thyme

I’m not sure everything will still be alive next year {a green thumb I am not!}, but at least I get to enjoy this delicious and refreshing Lavender Mint Tea today, and I hope you will join me in a cup too!

Unsweetened and delicious, this Lavender Mint Iced Tea is a healthy and refreshing way to stay hydrated all summer long!

Lavender Mint Tea

Unsweetened and delicious this Lavender Mint Iced Tea is a healthy and refreshing way to stay hydrated all summer long.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 cups

Ingredients

  • 8 cups water
  • Fresh lavender {a large handful}
  • Fresh mint {about 2 cups}

Instructions

  • Place lavender and mint in a large pot and pour water over herbs. Heat to boiling, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Strain out mint and lavender, and serve hot, or let cool in pot, then pour over ice to enjoy cold.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 1kcal
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword iced tea, lavender, mint
Diet Gluten Free, Low FODMAP, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
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Oh…I have one last {funny} story to share with you…

I took my dog, Harry, to the nursery with me today.  We were driving home and I had to get on the freeway.  Now, normally, I follow the rules of the road {well…maybe except for a little, umm…occasional… speeding}, but this time I guess I was so eager to get home and make my tea, that I hopped over in to the car pool lane a on the freeway on-ramp.  I seriously thought I was driving with 2 passengers in the car.

Luckily, I didn’t get pulled over.  Harry is a smart dog, but his human impersonation isn’t quite up to snuff…yet!

I hope you’re having a wonderful day!

Do you have an herb garden? What are your favorite herbs? Is your weather hot tea weather or iced tea weather right not? Have you ever tried to pass your dog off as a human passenger in the car pool lane before??