Original recipe makes 4 servings
- 1/4 cup fresh lavender buds and petals removed from stem
- 1/2 to 1 cup of fresh mint leaves based on how much mint flavor you desire
- 4 cups of water
- Place lavender buds & petals along with mint leaves into a saucepan, pour water over lavender and mint, and bring to a boil. Turn heat to low and simmer tea until flavor is your desired strength, 15 to 20 minutes. Strain out mint and lavender petals and serve tea hot. If you prefer, let strained tea cool before serving over ice.
- For a refreshing ice tea, simmer leaves in 2 cups of water, let cool and add 2 cups of sparkling water with a slice of lemon.