The perfect drink to pair with a sweet treat!
Lavender buds are not just beautiful flowers; they can also transform your daily coffee/tea ritual into a soothing and aromatic experience. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to create both a hot and iced Honey Lavender Latte using dry herbs, plant-based milk, and a touch of natural sweetness from local honey. This delightful beverage not only tantalizes your taste buds but also offers various health benefits.
For the Lavender Rose Matcha Infusion
1 tablespoon dried lavender buds
1 teaspoon of ceremonial grade matcha
1 cup hot water
For the Latte
1 cup of your favorite plant-based milk (almond, soy, oat, etc.)
1-3 teaspoons of honey (adjust to taste)
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
Ice cubes (for iced latte)
Fresh lavender buds for garnish (optional)
Before we dive into the preparation, let’s explore some of the benefits of the key ingredients:
Lavender: Known for its calming properties, lavender can help reduce stress and anxiety. It’s also believed to aid digestion and promote better sleep.
Matcha: Matcha is a concentrated source of antioxidants and provides a gentle caffeine boost. It also contains L-theanine, which can promote relaxation and mental clarity.
Plant-Based Milk: Choosing a plant-based milk like almond or oat ensures your latte is dairy-free and suitable for vegans. These milks are typically lower in saturated fat and calories compared to dairy milk.
Honey:honey is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties, potentially supporting overall health. Honey is also known for its ability to soothe sore throats and coughs. its also a natural way to add a touch of sweetness without the need for refined sugars, making your latte a healthier choice.
Prepare the Honey Lavender Infusion
- Boil 1 cup of water and let it cool for a minute.
- Place the dried lavender buds in a heatproof container (with or without a loos leaf tea strainer).
- Pour the hot water over the herbs and steep for 5-7 minutes to create a fragrant infusion.
- Strain the liquid into a separate container, discarding the herbs (or simply take out the loose leaf tea strainer).
- Add the matcha powder and gently whisk.
- Add the honey and whisk again to combine all ingredients, making sure there are no clumps
Hot Lavender Rose Latte
- In a small saucepan, heat the plant-based milk over low heat until it’s hot but not boiling.
- Add the vanilla extract.
- Pour the heated plant-based milk into your favorite mug and pour in the honey lavender infusion, stirring gently to combine.
- Optionally, garnish with fresh lavender buds.
Iced Lavender Rose Latte
- Follow steps 1 and 2 for creating the Honey Lavender Infusion and sweetening it.
- Fill a glass with ice cubes.
- Add the plant-based milk.
- Pour the lavender rose infusion over the ice and stir.
- Garnish with fresh lavender.
Indulging in Honey Lavender Matcha Latte is not only a treat for your taste buds but also a way to pamper your body and mind. Whether you prefer it hot or iced, this delightful drink offers the benefits of lavender, matcha, and honey while being dairy-free and customizable to your sweetness preferences. So, next time you need a moment of relaxation, consider brewing up a Lavender Rose Latte to enjoy the soothing flavors and aromas. Cheers to wellness and indulgence in one sip!