We all know lavender as the pleasantly fragrant, purple flowering plant that's utilized extensively for its distinctive scent. Its dried flowers and essential oils are included in everything from aromatherapy to bath products to medicines to sachets and potpourris. Less commonly known is its inclusion in foods and beverages. Lavender's dried blossoms can actually be quite delicious when brewed as an herbal infusion - its taste stays true to its floral aroma. Since it can be pretty strong when brewed alone, lavender is more enjoyable when blended with other herbs and teas. Lavender produces a soothing brew that is slightly sweet and is said to help relieve stress, fatigue, headache, upset stomach and insomnia. As we've just begun summer, now is a great time to discover that lavender is also refreshing when used in an iced tea or tisane.
At The Jasmine Pearl, we have several blends that include dried lavender:
- Lavender Honey Spice (herbal)
- Rest Easy (herbal)
- Lavender Rose (white tea)
- Jasmine Harmony (green tea)
- We also sell lavender flowers on their own
We're looking forward to attending the annual Sequim Lavender Festival - just a couple weeks away - in Washington from July 16-18. We will have a booth for The Jasmine Pearl with iced tea readily available as well as our teas and teaware for purchase. If you're going to be there, make sure to stop by and say hello to us at the Purple Haze Lavender Farm - we would love to see you!