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Tea-riffic! How lavender tea can give you a lift.

You've heard of Yorkshire Tea, but what about Yorkshire Lavender tea?

With a wide range of benefits, and many ways to enjoy them, lavender is a pretty versatile plant. But those benefits are usually thought to be found exclusively in the essential oil and the products that contain it.

However, a lesser-known way to enjoy lavender is in a very restorative cup of tea. And while it's probably not one you'd choose to enjoy with a couple of Hobnobs, there are a lot of things to love about a cup of lavender tea.

It's a brilliant bedtime beverage.

Drinking lavender tea before bed can help you achieve more restful sleep. According to studies, lavender tea helps calm brain function by triggering chemical reactions in the nervous system. 

One study found that lavender increases deep slow-wave sleep, considered to be the restorative sleep phase.

It can help your digestive system

Suffering with stomach ache?

The anti-inflammatory properties of lavender can help soothe irritated stomach muscles and these antispasmodic effects may also relieve indigestion, gas, and bloating.

The calming aroma of lavender can also reduce nausea.

It can help support your immune system

Lavender tea contains important antioxidants and antibacterial compounds that can help fend off the common cold and flu. 

The vitamin C, calcium and magnesium found in lavender all help to support immune health, making it easier for the human body to ward off bacterial, fungal, and viral infections.

So, how do you make lavender tea?

Lavender tea is made from the fresh or dried buds of the Lavandula Angustifolia flower. Make sure you choose culinary lavender as other varieties are not so palatable and can be bitter to the taste.

Here’s a simple way to make lavender tea:

  1. First, bring water to a boil in a kettle or on the stove.

  2. Next, put the fresh lavender flowers in a  tea infuser and place in a cup.

  3. Finally, pour the boiling water into the cup and steep the lavender flowers in the  hot water for 8 to 10 minutes. The longer you leave it, the stronger it will taste.

Interested in trying it out for yourself?

Get yourself some culinary lavender and experiment with the best brew for you, or try our refreshing Earl Grey and Lavender blend.


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