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Discover the benefits of lavender tea
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Discover the benefits of lavender tea

Lavender tea is one of the easiest (and most delicious) ways to find a little tranquili-tea in your everyday routine. The gentle, soothing aroma of a lavender-filled tea bag brews up ideas of floating through fields of purple buds in the balmy south of France. Lavender tea is caffeine-free too, perfect for winding down!

What is lavender?

Lavender is an herb, best known for its purple bloom and heady, aromatic scent. Its distinct sweet smell, punctuated with hints of mint and rosemary, are what makes it a prime ingredient in recipes, essential oil and beauty products.

The history of lavender dates back over 2,500 years and its name is actually derived from the Latin ‘lavare’, meaning ‘to wash’. In Roman times, lavender was used to scent steaming bath water, a relaxing practice still encouraged today (go on - we know you’ve earned it…).

Dried lavender has also traditionally been used in baking, adding a nectar-like perfume to cakes, cookies and breads. The dried buds can be crushed into a powder and added into a baking mixture, or just roughly chopped – voila! - and strewn across freshly-iced cupcakes.

Dried Lavander

While lavender is believed to be from the Mediterranean, it is farmed worldwide these days. Some varieties of lavender are actually pink or yellow, but the most famous lavender fields have to be the purple vistas of Provence in France. The perfect backdrop for lavender lovers!

Lavender is one versatile plant! Today you’ll find it in infused in lotions and lemonade, shampoos, perfumes and pastries. It’s used as a salt-substitute, deodorant and simple home décor—in fact, lavender oil was even used by doctors in the First World War to help heal wounds and reduce scarring.While you’re less likely to see it in the wards these days, lavender is still a go-to natural skin remedy for many.

lavender in a jar

What are the benefits of lavender tea?

Herbal teas have always been a great alternative to sugar-laden or caffeinated drinks. Lavender tea is no different, offering an easy-to-prepare cup of comfort that is naturally sweet and enticing.

Lavender is known for its soothing properties, and is used in various forms to wind down the day. Some people apply lavender oil or tuck lavender sprigs under their pillow in the hope of a good night’s sleep. Other people drink lavender tea.

Lipton Stress Less Caffeine-Free Herbal Supplement blends warming botanicals with pure lavender essential oil. This delicate combination of cinnamon, chamomile and lavender makes it a tasty delightful partner to your de-stress routine. Plus, because Stress Less contains no caffeine, it won’t give you a spike of unwelcome energy when you need to slow down at the end of a busy day. Couple it with these tips to relax and unwind and you’ll be blissed out in no time.

How to make lavender tea

Some people make lavender tea by steeping fresh lavender buds in hot water until the oils have been released to produce a rich tea. However, the easiest way to enjoy lavender tea is with a lavender tea bag. The subtle bouquet of a freshly-brewed cup of Lipton Stress Less Caffeine-Free Herbal Supplement is a fantastic way to enjoy lavender tea and take a moment for yourself. This comforting herbal infusion is blended with warming botanicals and lavender essential oil. For the perfect cup, brew for 4-6 minutes in freshly boiled water.

One of the benefits of lavender is that is pairs wonderfully with other herbs too. . That’s why many lavender tea recipes blend in other herbs to add depth. Our Stress Less Herbal Supplement combines delightful lavender with spicy cinnamon and soothing chamomile. Enjoy our soothing lavender tea ahead of your dedicated downtime or to accompany your Sunday lie-in.