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Lavender Milk Tea Recipe – A Creamy and Soothing Delight!

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Step aside, mundane morning brews, and make way for the aristocrat of evening delights — Homemade Lavender Milk Tea!

This concoction isn’t merely a drink; it’s an escapade into tranquility, a creamy swirl of floral luxury that could easily be mistaken for a potion crafted in the hidden groves of a fairy-tale realm.

Whether you’re a die-hard tea aficionado or a curious newcomer ready to dip your spoon into something spectacular, this recipe promises a taste of serenity as smooth as silk and as soothing as a lullaby. Follow this guide to brew a warm and soothing lavender milk tea for cold winter evening or make the iced version perfect for hot summer afternoons.

Iced Lavender Milk Tea

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Why You Should Try This Recipe

  • Aromatic Adventure: Lavender is renowned for its soothing aroma, which can help calm the mind and relieve stress. Brewing a cup of lavender milk tea turns any ordinary tea time into a therapeutic experience that relaxes your senses and rejuvenates your spirit.
  • Unique Flavor Twist: Lavender infuses a distinctive, slightly sweet and floral taste that transforms the traditional milk tea into an extraordinary beverage.
  • Sleep Aid: Lavender has natural properties that promote relaxation and better sleep. Enjoying a cup of lavender milk tea in the evening can be a perfect bedtime ritual to help you unwind and prepare for a restful night.
  • Antioxidant Rich: Lavender not only pleases the palate but also packs a punch of antioxidants, which are great for your overall health. These antioxidants can help combat free radicals, promoting a healthier, glowing complexion.
  • Simple and Versatile: This recipe is incredibly easy to make with just a few ingredients and steps, making it accessible to everyone, regardless of their culinary skills. Plus, it can be customized to taste preferences — sweetened or unsweetened, served hot or cold, making it a versatile choice for any season or occasion.


The two main ingredients used for this recipe are milk and lavender buds. I prefer using whole milk but you can also choose a low-fat or plant-based option (e.g. soy milk or almond milk).

I recommend using high-quality lavender such as Cedar Space Dried Lavender Flowers. Another great option is to pick up lavender from your own garden and use it fresh or dried.

fresh lavender buds in a jar

Ingredients for making 4 cups (32) oz of Lavender Milk Tea:

  • 2 tablespoons dried culinary lavender
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups milk (any kind you prefer)
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey or sugar (adjust according to taste)
  • Vanilla extract (optional, to enhance flavor)

How to Make Lavender Milk Tea

Step-by-step instructions for making 4 cups (32 oz) of Lavender Milk Tea:

  1. Boil Water: Start by boiling water in a small pot or kettle.
  2. Steep the Lavender: Once the water is boiling, add the dried lavender to the pot. Remove from heat and cover the pot. Let it steep for about 5 minutes. This allows the lavender to infuse its flavors and aromas into the water.
  3. Strain: After steeping, strain the lavender using a fine mesh sieve or a tea strainer to remove the buds, leaving you with a beautifully infused lavender tea.
  4. Warm the Milk: In another pot, gently heat the milk just until it begins to steam. Avoid boiling to maintain the smooth texture of the milk.
  5. Combine and Sweeten: Add the warm milk to the lavender tea. Stir in honey or sugar to sweeten to your liking. If you’re using vanilla extract, add a few drops at this stage to enhance the flavor.
  6. Serve: Pour the lavender milk tea into your favorite cup. You can froth the milk before adding it to the tea if you prefer a creamy top layer. Enjoy your beverage hot, or let it cool down and serve over ice for a refreshing twist.

Iced Lavender Milk Tea

To make an iced version of the lavender milk tea, follow the initial steps to prepare the lavender-infused water and mix it with cold milk. If you are using a sweetener then warm the milk, mix in sugar or honey, and allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.

Next, refrigerate until it’s thoroughly chilled, or just pour over a glass full of ice cubes.

For an extra touch of sophistication, garnish with a sprig of fresh lavender or a slice of lemon.

Tips & Variations

  • Experiment with Milk Choices: Try different types of milk to change the texture and flavor profile. Coconut milk adds a tropical twist, while almond milk offers a nutty undertone, enhancing the floral notes of lavender.
  • Add Herbal Infusions: Mix in other herbal ingredients with the lavender, such as chamomile or mint, to create a multi-layered flavor experience and boost the relaxing effects of your tea.
  • Incorporate Spices: Introduce a pinch of cinnamon or a cardamom pod while heating the milk to infuse your lavender milk tea with warm, comforting spices, perfect for cooler weather.
  • Lavender Syrup: If you find dried lavender too subtle, use lavender syrup for a stronger flavor and an easier way to adjust the sweetness and intensity of your tea.
  • Cold Brew Method: For a smoother taste, mix the milk and lavender with cold water and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight. Strain the next morning for a cold brew version that’s extra refreshing and less bitter.
lavender milk tea recipe

Lavender Milk Tea

Indulge in the soothing flavors of Homemade Lavender Milk Tea. This easy recipe combines aromatic lavender with creamy milk, perfect for a relaxing hot drink or a refreshing iced beverage.
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 2 tbsp Dried culinary lavender
  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 cups Milk any kind you prefer
  • Honey or sugar optional, adjust according to taste
  • Vanilla extract optional, to enhance flavor


  • Boil water in a small pot or kettle and add the lavender. Remove from heat, cover the pot, and let it steep for about 5 minutes.
  • Strain the lavender infusion into a pitcher while heating the milk just until it begins to steam. Avoid boiling to maintain the smooth texture of the milk.
  • Add the warm milk to the pitcher with lavender tea. Stir in honey or sugar to sweeten to your liking. You can also add a few drops of vanilla extract if you wish.
  • Pour the lavender milk tea into cups and enjoy it hot, or let it cool down and serve over ice in glasses.

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