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Here’s how to make lavender tea with fresh or dried buds! This soothing herbal tea tastes subtly floral and has potential health benefits.

Lavender tea

Got lavender? Try this DIY Lavender Tea! Did you know can make your own herbal teas without buying any tea bags? All you need are dried or fresh herbs and boiling water! Alex and I love DIY herbal teas made with fresh rosemary, thyme, and mint, so we figured the concept would work for lavender too. And it was delicious! Tea with lavender blossoms has a subtle floral undertone, and sweetened with honey it’s a delightfully soothing cup. It has some potential health benefits, too. Here’s how to make it!

How to make lavender tea

Got lavender and not sure what to do with it? You can use either fresh or dried blossoms to make lavender tea. Don’t worry: this tea is not so strong that it tastes like Grandma’s soap. It’s got just enough lavender to have a subtle floral flavor on the finish of each sip. The honey balances it out nicely and adds just the right balance to the blossoms (you can use maple syrup or agave syrup for a vegan tea). Here’s how to make lavender tea:

  1. Boil: Boil a pot of water. We use an electric tea kettle (that we also use for our morning coffee).
  2. Add lavender to tea strainer: Add fresh or dried lavender a tea strainer or tea ball.
  3. Steep: Fill up a mug with the boiling water. Add the tea strainer and allow to stand for 5 minutes.
  4. Add sweetener: Add a hint of honey (or agave). This step is required to get the best flavor, otherwise the lavender is too overpowering.
Lavender tea

Where to find a tea strainer

In most of our herbal tea recipes, you can simply place the fresh herb right into the boiling water. But this recipe requires a tea strainer, just like you’d use with a loose tea you’d buy at the store. Tea strainers or tea balls are easy to find at the store, or you can find them online here. You can also use this tea strainer to make invigorating ginger tea.

Lavender tea benefits

Lavender oil has been used for years for medicinal purposes. We’re not doctors or nutritionists, but here are some potential lavender tea benefits per the following professional sources:

  • May help with digestive issues. Some studies show lavender tea can help with digestive issues like vomiting, upset stomach and nausea (per Medical News Today).
  • May improve your mood. Some studies suggest that lavender tea can calm your nerves and decrease anxiety (per Healthline).

We can’t promise it will cure all your ailments. But it can’t be argued that it’s positively soothing to drink a cup of lavender tea!

Lavender blossoms

Grow your own lavender

Lavender is easy to grow at home! It looks similar to rosemary and makes beautiful purple flowers. You don’t even need garden space: just a pot and a sunny ledge! Go to How to Grow Herbs for more on growing herbs at home.

More herbal teas

Outside of lavender tea, you can make tea with all sorts of herbs! Here are a few more herbal tea recipes to try:

Love tea recipesAlso try our Iced TeaSweet Tea and Cold Brew Tea.

How to make lavender tea

More ways to use lavender

Fresh lavender is a unique herb to add to recipes! It’s fairly floral, but used correctly it adds just the right nuance to drinks. Here are some of our favorite lavender recipes:

This lavender tea recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free.

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Lavender tea

Easy Lavender Tea

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


Here’s how to make lavender tea with fresh or dried buds! This soothing herbal tea tastes subtly floral and has potential health benefits.


  • 1 ¼ cups (10 ounces) boiling water
  • 2 teaspoons lavender buds, dried or fresh
  • 1 teaspoon honey (or maple syrup or agave syrup)


  1. Bring the water to a boil.
  2. Place the lavender buds in a tea strainer or tea ball. When the water is hot, steep in a tea strainer in the water for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the tea strainer and stir in the honey. Enjoy immediately!
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Herbal Tea
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Lavender tea, how to make lavender tea

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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