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Lavender Mint Tea…Fresh from the Garden.

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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??

 

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12 thoughts on “Lavender Mint Tea…Fresh from the Garden.”

  1. Missi VanHorn

    I love this receipe and wanted to share some personal favorites of mine.
    Lemon&Ginger Tea w/ honey
    Peel and coin slice a thumb size piece of fresh ginger in a 1Q jar, fill jar 3/4 w/ boiling water. Cover for 1hr. Pour 1/2C of tea in a cup or bowl or pot to heat slightly for a few seconds, overheating will destroy the benefits of the honey. Add 1/4C local honey to warmed water, stir to combine. Cut in half 1 large lemon, strain the juice and add to the jar. Add honey, mix. This is wonderful in summer or winter. If you want hot tea, pour directly in your cup and microwave slightly. If you’re concerned about heating the honey again, leave it out if the jar instead and add it directly to your cup. For iced tea, I fill a 2Q jar with ice and pour the finished tea over it.

    Infused waters
    Strawberry basil
    BlackBerry sage
    Cucumber, lemon, mint
    sliced GRAPE

    1. Hi Missi. So sorry for my late reply, but I want to thank you for your comment, and I LOVE your Ginger & Lemon Tea Recipe. I have a lemon tree and love anything ginger flavored, so I definitely want to try this. I hope your week is off to a fabulous start!

  2. Wow! Awesome post for the tea lover. I also love tea and drink tea more than 3 times every day. But this lavender mint tea is new for me. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Definitely will try it.

  3. How much mint should be used? Your recipe just says “s cups.” I look forward to trying it this summer, after my herbs wake up from their winter nap here in Utah.

  4. I love the taste and fragrance of lavender tea! My mom used to give me a box of lavender mint tea every other week when we were still living together in New York. I really missed that. I would love to try this recipe you shared. And I’m hoping for more recipes to come! Thanks for sharing!

    1. It is super refreshing! We’re (hopefully) putting in a rooftop garden this summer, and I’m looking forward to planting lots of veggies and herbs. I cant say I’m much of a green thumb either, but there’s always hope ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. This would’ve been before for the talk I did last night on sleep tips (need a little lemon verbena though). Love the garden photos. This tea sounds great too bad we’re not on iced tea yet.

    1. So funny you mention lemon verbena as I was looking for that at the nursery, but no luck this time…Hopefully you’ll have some “iced” tea weather soon!

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