Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
Lavender Tea evokes wonderful childhood memories of herb-filled pillows on cold winter’s nights. It has an alluringly floral note with every sip - one made all the better by its sleep-inducing properties.
We take pride in packing it fresh to order, thereby ensuring its quality and consistency. Why not discover the delights of drinking Lavender Tea with The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company?
Botanical Features and History
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is a plant belonging to the mint (Lamiaceae) family. It originates from the Mediterranean, although it has since spread across the world.
Most species tend to grow up to three feet high, boasting numerous slender, straight branches. Atop these branches are distinct purple flowers that exude a potent, indeed irresistible, aroma. These are what we use to make Herbal Tea.
The ancient Egyptians were the first to utilise them as incense. Yet when it comes to the Benefits of Lavender Tea, in particular, we have the Greek naturalist, Dioscorides (c. 40–90 CE), to thank. It was he who noted that, when consumed, Lavender relieved indigestion, headaches and sore throats.
And when applied topically, it could clean wounds, treat burns and, overall, improve skin health.
Is Lavender Tea Caffeine Free?
The fact that our delicious Lavender Herbal Tea combats insomnia might be the only answer you need to the above question.
However, allow us to make it clearer still: It is 100% void of caffeine. This stimulating chemical compound famously provides an energy boost - which is, perhaps, the last thing you want before going to bed. But worry not as you won’t find any in this particular cuppa.
How to Make Lavender Tea
1, Put Lavender Leaf Tea into a Tea Infuser or Filter (both available here).
2, Place the Tea-filled accessory in a mug or cup.
3, Pour freshly boiled water over the petals.
4, Allow it to steep for 5-10 minutes.
How to Serve: Best served without additions. However, some like to have honey or lemon.
Lavender Flower Tea Health Benefits
The nutritiousness of Loose Lavender Tea comes about because of its vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants. These properties exist in significant amounts in your brew.
They famously combat free radicals in the body, the product of natural, though often harmful, human oxidation. The result is that Lavender Flower Tea reduces the risk of developing numerous chronic conditions.
Does Lavender Tea Make You Sleepy?
Most famous, however, is its ability to improve your sleeping patterns. Scientists at the UK University of Southampton can explain how, exactly, it works. They conducted a study that saw ten adult participants split into two groups.
The first group slept in a room with a diffuser exuding Lavender essential oil, while the second group used a placebo almond oil diffuser. Later in the study, both groups switched places.
The conclusion was that the Lavender-scented room improved the quality of sleep in most participants. This was because of it stimulating the release of certain neurotransmitters, which, in turn, offset stress hormones.
Such a capacity likewise helps those living with anxiety - as supported by another study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
Can I Drink Lavender Tea While Pregnant?
Those who’re expecting might be better off avoiding Lavender Leaf Tea. The National Institute of Health (NIH) indeed warns against its consumption, citing a lack of evidence to its safety for the fetus.
The University of Maryland Medical Center also advises against its use if you’re pregnant. With that in mind, The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company must side with the experts.
- TypeHerbal Tea
- Health PointsDetox, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
- Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
- OptionsLoose Tea
- Time of DayBreakfast, Afternoon
- CountryMore Than One Origin