So anyways, purple is my fav colour and I've recently developed this obsession for lavender and have been researching it quite a bit, well more on the level of, where I can go and pick some fresh lavender...lavender farms near London etc. But never on what to do after I did pick some up. So after my lovely lavender baby was perched on the balcony sill, I had to prove to Ro I'd definitely cook with it. I posted a status message on FB asking what to do with lavender..Got a few replies, among which PJ's lavender tea made an impression. Well rather it sounded the easiest:)
Today it was raining cats and dogs and tea was just the thing I wanted. Did some research and figured I could make it without drying the lavender. The tea smelt so darn good and tasted just as I thought it would. Thanks PJ for the suggestion.
Like Joey from F.R.I.E.N.D.S says, 'thats like summer in a bowl,' in my case in a cup..but you get the idea right?
Tea bag- 1 (I used Whittard traditional English tea bag)
Lavender flowers- 1 tsp (or more if you want a stronger flavour)
Water- 1 large cup
Lemon juice- 1 tsp
Sugar or honey- to taste (optional)
Bring a cup of water to boil and throw in the lavender flowers and the tea bag.
Let it boil for a few seconds and then take it of the flame.
After a minute or so, remove the tea bag, add the lemon juice and sugar/ honey and stir well.
Strain and pour into tea cups.
Another method would be to pour boiling water into a bowl with the lavender and tea bag. Steep for about five minutes.
Add the lemon and sugar and pour into tea cups.
Serve hot with biscuits.