Tea and Lavender Latte

Tea and Lavender Latte
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Cooking with herbs is nothing new, but heating those herbs and making them into simple syrup with honey is a novel idea in most kitchens. The sweetness and floral tones of the lavender make for a perfect frothy latte.

Ingredients

1 cup water

1 cup honey

2 tablespoons fresh lavender

1 cup hot, brewed black tea

1/2 cup heavy cream or non-dairy substitute

Directions

Combine water, honey, and lavender in a pot over medium high heat.

Bring to a boil for 2 minutes.

Reduce to low flame and cook until honey dissolves.

Strain out lavender, allow liquid to cool and then transfer to a jar.

Pour tea into a cup.

Add 2 to 3 tablespoons lavender syrup into the tea.

Place the cream (or non-dairy alternative) into a blender and whir for 10 to 15 seconds until frothy.

Pour into the tea.

Serve hot.

Lavender Shopping Tip

Keep both fresh herbs and dried herbs on hand. Dry herbs will last a long time, while fresh herbs have a short shelf-life.

Lavender Cooking Tip

If you want the flavor of herbs in your food without the actual pieces, wrap them in cheese cloth and cook; discard before eating.