Lattes aren’t necessarily associated with relaxation. But if you make a lavender tea latte, you’ll feel nothing but relaxed and content.
This year, my garden is overflowing with herbs. Lavender, especially. When I grabbed it at the garden center, I wasn’t sure what I would do with it. It was definitely pretty and I’ve heard that it’s good luck to plant lavender. But as for its useful purpose as a cooking herb, I was at a loss. Then again, it had a slightly sweet, fragrant scent to it. I couldn’t stop thinking about lavender simple syrup.
So I tossed some lavender into a little sugar water and boiled it down. I poured it into coffee and it was excellent. Fragrant, like I imagined, with a little herby twist. And it was great in coffee but really, lavender simple syrup needs to be in a latte. A lavender tea latte, to be specific. I used classic black tea and upped the lavender syrup and frothy cream. The results? Perfect. An aromatic, perfectly sweet drink that will relax you in a heart beat. A nice change from the standard latte, wouldn’t you say?
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 Tbsp. fresh lavender
- 1 cup hot, brewed black tea
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- Combine water, sugar and lavender in a pot over medium high heat. Bring to a boil for 2 minutes. Reduce to low and cook until sugar dissolves.
- Strain out lavender, allow to cool and transfer to a jar.
- Pour tea into a cup. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons lavender syrup into the tea.
- Place the cream in a blender and whir for 10 to 15 seconds until frothy. Pour into the tea.
- Serve hot.