Lavender is a fragrant, calming herb said to aid with relaxation. It has a rich taste and a soothing scent and it goes great with a little Chamomile or Sideritis. Our Organic Lavender is grown on the mountains of Greece and is finely chopped, making it easy to add to tea, tinctures, or whatever else you desire.
- Type: Loose Leaf Tea
- Quantity: 70 grams
- Origin: Greece
- Organic: Yes
- Brew Tips: Use 1 to 2 teaspoons per cup & steep for 3 to 5 minutes
Lavender is used in everything from hair growth formulas to skin care products and supplements. This beautiful herb is said to help with a range of ailments—body and mind—and it’s those apparent health benefits that we will look at here.
A lot of the lavender that makes it into supplements, sprays, and other consumer products is an essential oil or extract, both of which are produced by heavily processing the lavender buds. We only use pure, unadulterated lavender, which means it’s safe to drink, it tastes great, and at no point do the buds touch solvents or alcohol.
Lavender tastes great on its own, but it's even better when added to other herbal mixes. You can create a great tasting, healthy tea by combining lavender with synergistic herbs like camomile, lemon verbena (both of which are also used in Catnap), lemon balm, Greek mountain tea, and anything else that takes your fancy.
We have seen a few herbal mixes that use lavender alongside valerian, but while this can be a beneficial drink (there are a number of purported health benefits to consuming valerian), it’s far from a tasty one. Valerian’s taste has been likened to a cat’s litter tray—not something you want to sip on in the evening as you sink into a bubble bath.
Don’t be scared to experiment. Just make sure you use a good-quality lavender and don’t go overboard with the dosing (it can be bitter in large doses).