Lavender flowers are gathered when they first start to bloom and are dried on a cloth, as they tend to fall apart. Lavender is most often used for perfuming, but it is also an excellent plant for infusions and has an agreeable floral flavor.
Herbalists recommend lavender to treat migraines, ease digestive spasms, and for certain respiratory problems. Lavender is also used for soothing the nervous system, Lavender has been used as a natural pesticide. Rubbing the wood of cabinets and cupboards with a lavender essential oil keeps mites and flies away. The dried flowers are also placed in a cloth sachet and hung in wardrobes and linen closets to keep insects and mites at bay.
As a Tea, it is mild with a distinctive floral perfume and slight pungency. Can be used by itself or blended with virtually any tea — green, white, black, or oolong.
- Ingredients Provence, France
- Infusion: Pale Blue
- Caffeine Free
- Steeping Instructions: 1 tsp of tea for 8oz water. Steep at 212⁰ for 5-7 minutes.
Luxury ingredients: Lavender petals