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Hey there everyone, Edward here and today I want to take you on a journey exploring lemon balm lavender tea. This herbal blend is one that you can craft yourself and gives your flowery lavender tea a nice citrus edge.
What Is Lemon Balm And Lavender Tea? Lavender Lemon Balm Tea is an herbal infusion that is made by steeping the leaves of lemon balm and the flowers of the lavender plant in hot water creating an herbal tea blend.
Let’s dig a little deeper into this fun and interesting herbal tea blend.
Have A Look At Lavender And Lemon Balm Tea
How To Make Lemon Balm And Lavender Tea
Making your own lemon balm lavender tea is pretty simple. You can prepare a large amount ahead of time by mixing the lavender and lemon balm and letting it sit in a tea tin for a few days so the individual flavors mingle.
You can also add 1 teaspoon each of lavender and lemon balm and make a single cup with your blend.
The 3rd option is to use a lavender tea bag and a lemon balm teabag and steep your tea as normal, although I would use more water since a teabag is designed for about 8-10oz of water.
One final option is to simply add a few leaves of lemon balm to your lavender tea. It will not be as robust a flavor as a fully steeped cup of this blend but it adds a nice little citrus kick to your tea.
Use High-Quality Water For Your Lemon Balm And Lavender Tea
When crafting your cup of lemon balm and lavender tea you really want to make sure that you’re using good quality water for your tea.
Using standard tap water or mineral water or distilled water is going to negatively affect the flavor of the herbal blend.
The effect on the flavor isn’t as bad for herbal tea since they tend to be a little bit more resilient than say a green tea or even a white tea.
But it’s a good habit to get into when making a cup of tea for yourself. Always use bottled spring water or filtered tap water to get the best flavor out of your tea.
DIY Lemon Balm And Lavender Tea
- 1 teaspoon of lemon balm leaves
- 1 teaspoon of lavender flowers
- The water temperature should be around 205°F/96°C
- Steep for 5 to 10 minutes or to taste
- Always steep covered and enjoy your homemade herbal blend
What Should Lemon Balm And Lavender Tea Taste Like?
Lavender Lemon Balm tea has a complex and refreshing flavor profile. The floral flavor of the lavender acts as a base for this herbal infusion.
The lavender also brings a bit of earthy flavor and a slight mintiness as well. Any bitterness in this blend is pushed to the background by the citrusy lemon flavor of the lemon balm.
This lemon flavor is not nearly as acidic or strong as adding fresh lemon juice to your lavender tea. What it brings is a subtle lemon flavor that makes for a refreshing floral blend with a touch of citrus
The Aroma Of Lemon Balm Lavender Tea
The aroma of lemon balm lavender tea is pretty well dominated by the lavender flower Aroma. You do get a little bit of a sense of the citrusy lemon from the lemon balm but this is still a pretty flowery herbal infusion.
Related Questions For Lemon Balm And Lavender Tea
These are a few of the most asked questions about the lemon balm lavender tea blend. The pretty standard questions but I thought it’d be interesting to add them in maybe preempt those questions.
Does Lemon Balm And Lavender Tea Have Caffeine?
Lavender lemon balm tea is naturally caffeine-free. This makes it a great option to drink right before bed as it won’t affect your sleep rhythm the way that a caffeinated drink might.
Keep in mind that if you do blend it with a black tea or a green tea than you do add caffeine into the blend and you will have to deal with all the effects of caffeine in that instance.
Is Lemon Balm And Lavender Tea Good For Fasting?
Lemon balm lavender tea is a great option for anyone who practices intermittent fasting. Typically during your fasted state, you want to drink water as your primary beverage but every now and again having a cup of tea whether it’s caffeinated regular tea or the decaffeinated herbal blend.
Lemon balm lavender tea is a great way to maintain your fasted State and fight back a little against the hunger pangs that do pop up from time to time.
What Are Some Benefits Of Lemon Balm And Lavender Tea?
Lavender lemon balm tea blends these two great herbal infusions and gives you the benefits of both teas. You can find out more about lavender tea benefits in our article here.
- Lemon Balm Helps Reduce Stress
- Lemon Balm May Have Anxiety Reducing Properties
- Lavender Aids in digestion(source)
- Lavender Has Anti-Inflammatory properties.
- Both ingredients may help you sleep better
Does Lemon Balm And Lavender Tea Contain Calories Or Sugar?
Lemon balm and lavender tea is naturally sugar and calorie-free. This makes it a great option for anyone looking to reduce the number of calories or sugar in their diet by replacing sugary drinks like soda and fruit juice with this wonderful herbal blend.
Where Can You Buy Lemon Balm Lavender Tea?
I was never able to find lemon balm lavender tea as a premade blend you could just buy in a store. There are some teas that have both but they tend to have a lot of additional flavors.
Your best bet is to buy the individual ingredients and create your own cup of lemon balm and lavender tea.
US Wellness Organic Loose Leaf Lemon Balm Tea(*affiliate link), available on Amazon, is a great option for a loose-leaf lemon balm tea.
Buddha Teas Organic Lemon Balm Tea Bags(*affiliate link) is my go-to for a bagged version of lemon balm for use in this blend.
Starwest Botanicals Organic Loose-Leaf Lavender(*affiliate link) is a great place to find a number of different options for lavender flowers.
Buddha Teas Organic Lavender Tea Bags(*affiliate link) is one of the best-bagged lavender teas around.
The Lemon Balm And Lavender Tea Finish
That brings us to the end of our look at a lemon balm and lavender tea. This isn’t an herbal infusion that you’re going to find on your grocery store shelves. It’s not popular like the incredibly well-known lavender and chamomile tea for example.
So you going to have to do a little extra leg work and create your own herbal infusion with these two ingredients.
Of the benefit of that is that it is going to have such a great flavor because you are mixing the ingredients yourself and getting the balance exactly the way you want it for your individual cup of tea.
So I recommend giving lemon balm lavender tea a try. It’s always fun to create a new tea blend and you never know you might just find your new favorite cup of tea in the process.
Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.