Lavender Tea Latte

Lavender Tea Latte

This lavender tea latte is a calming way to start your morning or wind down your day. Find out how to make it now on New Mind Nutrition.

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I remember being a kid and seeing my friend drink a mug of warm milk before bed every night. While I never personally tried it, it did always seem like such a soothing way to end your day.

Now as an adult, I’m always on the lookout for more ways to help calm my mornings and nights. And this lavender tea latte is an easy, tasty solution. 

tea infuser basket in tea cup

Who else needs a hand in getting sleep or finding your calm?

Despite having my undergrad and graduate degrees in nutrition and working as a dietitian for several years, I feel like just recently I’ve really started to appreciate how foods and beverages can affect our mood.

In the past, when I’ve had trouble sleeping I’ve reached for Nyquil. Feeling stressed? I would increase my exercise. Feeling anxious? I’d cry and just hope it’d pass eventually. 

But after trying CBD and noticing that it really does help me with some of these issues, I started to open my mind to other products that really can help.

Afterall, CBD isn’t for everyone. 

Not only does it interact with some medications, but it also just isn’t what’s best for everyone. And that’s more than okay. Personally, while I find it to be helpful from time to time, I don’t take it every day, or honestly every week. 

So I’ve started researching much more on other natural herbs that can help relax our minds. And one of the first natural solutions I started looking into was lavender. 

Mug of lavender tea with warmed milk

Does lavender help with sleep?

One of my first searches with lavender was to find out: Does lavender help with sleep?

While most of the studies have been small, both consuming lavender and smelling lavender essential oils have been linked with improvements in sleep quality and duration. 

It’s also been shown to help reduce symptoms of anxiety.

Lavender tea latte

What you’ll need to make lavender milk tea

To make lavender milk tea or a latte, you’ll need just a few ingredients:

  • Organic Culinary-Grade Lavender Flowers: When buying lavender, make sure that you’re buying an organic, culinary-grade product. I buy this one online, but you can often find lavender at Whole Foods or Sprouts. 
  • Oat milk: Oats have actually been found to contain a high concentration of melatonin — a hormone that helps us fall asleep each night. I also personally prefer the taste and texture of oat milk. However, feel free to use any original or vanilla-flavored milk or milk alternative that you’d like.
  • Local honey: If you live in Colorado, my favorite is Bjorn’s Honey, but feel free to use whatever you find at your local farmer’s market. 
  • Water
Swirling honey into lavender tea latte

How to make a lavender tea latte

There are two options for making lavender tea: 

  1. Make milk tea, which is essentially just adding simmered milk to your steeped tea.
  2. Make a tea latte, which involves frothing the milk to make it foamy.

Whichever one you go with, you’ll start by first steeping your lavender flowers in hot water. I used a tea infuser basket to put the lavender in, and then I just submerged the leaves in a cup of boiling water.

Pouring hot water onto dried lavender

If you don’t have an infuser, you can just steep the leaves directly in the water and then filter out the leaves using a fine mesh strainer. 

Once your tea is steeped (takes about 5-7 minutes), you’ll stir in the honey and then pour the steamed or frothed milk on top.

Ways to froth milk

If you want to make a homemade tea latte, you’re probably wondering how to froth milk. 

In college, my go-to method was frothing milk in a French press. You can watch how in this video.

But essentially you’ll heat your milk/milk alternative, pour it into a french press, and pull up and press down on the plunger several times until your milk gets nice and frothy.

However, if you plan on making tea lattes frequently, then it may be worth investing in an automatic milk frother

We own an espresso machine that has a frothing wand attached, so I just used that. 

Lavender Tea Latte

While whole milk froths the best, for alternative milks, I’ve had the best success with oat and almond milks. 

More homemade tea latte recipes

Whether you’re looking to replace your morning cup of coffee or want a relaxing beverage to help you sleep, here are more homemade tea latte recipes to try:

lavender tea latte

Lavender Tea Latte

This lavender tea latte is a calming way to start your morning or wind down your day.
Total Time8 mins
Course: Beverage, Tea
Keyword: Lavender Latte, Lavender Tea
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • ½ teaspoon culinary grade lavender
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • ½ cup milk of choice I used oat milk
  • 1 teaspoon local honey or more to taste

Instructions

  • Place lavender in either the bottom of a mug or in a tea infuser basket. Pour hot water over lavender and steep for 5-7 minutes.
  • While tea steeps, heat milk in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until it comes to a very gently simmer. To make a latte rather than milk tea, use a frother to make the milk nice and foamy (see post for tips).
  • Once tea has steeped, strain lavender (or remove tea infuser basket) and stir in honey. Pour steamed or frothed oat milk on top and enjoy.

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My name is Kelli McGrane, and I’m a Denver-based registered dietitian with a Master’s degree in nutrition.

As a foodie with a background in nutrition research, I’m a firm believer that what we eat affects nearly every aspect of our wellbeing, and that food should taste freaking delicious.

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