There’s something about lavender. I absolutely love it. If I’m looking for a workspace away from home I usually head to a favorite coffee shop and get their honey lavender latte. It’s my favorite and is the perfect start to my workday. With summer temperatures on the horizon, it’s time to break out the iced drinks with a touch my favorite, lavender. Paired with the nuance of chai, this drink uses a homemade lavender syrup with fresh lavender from the garden.
Keep reading for the full recipe after the jump!
Iced Lavender Dirty Chai
- 1 C organic milk, 2%
- 8 chai tea bags
- 8 oz of water
- 1 C water
- 1 C sugar
- 4 shots espresso or 1 C cold brew coffee (find our recipe for cold brew here)
- 10 lavender blooms, plus one stem for garnish
Begin by placing equal parts sugar and water on the stove. Bring to a boil and reduce heat until sugar is dissolved. Add lavender blooms and steep. (Keep blooms in sugar upon storage for richer flavor. Store in refrigerator for up to two weeks.) Place to the side.
Brew tea bags in 8 oz of water to create double strength chai.
To assemble drink:
Combine 2 T lavender syrup with 2 oz chai in the bottom of a tall glass. Stir. Add 1/4 C cold brew and milk. Finish with ice and serve. Soak up the sunshine and enjoy!0