Make your own lavender chamomile tea at home with dried flowers from your garden or shops. This easy tea is relaxing and sweet, just right for a cozy evening. Chamomile is great for the stomach and lavender is calming, so this is particularly good if you feel anxiety in your belly.

For some more tasty and calming drinks, try my dreamy lavender latte (served warm or iced) or chamomile latte. And if you have lots of lavender in your garden, use it to make lavender syrup and lavender wands!

A glass mug of golden tea with chamomile flowers in it.
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Ingredients

Just dried chamomile and lavender, that's it! You can dry both at home from plants you grow yourself (see how to grow edible flowers) or buy it dried in health shops or online.

Lavender chamomile tea ingredients with labels.

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

  • Chamomile: when buying seeds, choose German chamomile if you plan to use it for tea or other foods, as it's less bitter than Roman.
  • Lavender: if purchasing, make sure it's food-grade lavender. If you use garden plants, either grow it from seed or buy organic plants that are sold with herbs - rather than flowers - or ask to make sure it's edible.

Step by Step

Flower tea steps 1 and 2, adding chamomile and lavender.
Step 3, close up of dried lavender and chamomile mixed together.

Step 1: add the dried chamomile to a mixing bowl.

Step 2: measure out the lavender and add it to the bowl.

Step 3: mix to combine well and store.

Top Tips

  • Add mint: to vary the recipe, try adding ¼ cup dried mint. It's great for stomach complaints and headaches, so is a nice addition to this tea (and tastes great, too).
  • Use food-grade plants: they ingredients should be labeled as food-grade if you're buying them dried, but also for plants if you want to dry them yourself. Both chamomile and lavender are often sold for crafting, and you don't want to use those for food.
  • Don't increase the lavender: two parts chamomile to one part lavender is just right, and too much lavender will make a soapy tea. Balance is key.

How to Store

Storage: keep the tea in a sealed container, like a glass jar or tea tin, in a cool, dry place for up to a year.

Gifting: to give it as a gift, try packaging the tea in a reusable glass jar, like a canning jar, or a pretty tea tin. I love gifting tea in Weck jars, with a little label, because they look so pretty and can be used again and again. See these herbal latte mixes for some inspiration.

FAQ

What is lavender chamomile tea good for?

This tea might help to reduce anxiety and stress, soothe an upset stomach, and support the digestive system. It can serve as a natural anti-inflammatory, too.

Does lavender chamomile tea make you sleepy?

It can make you feel a bit relaxed or drowsy, but not the way that a sleeping pill would. It's more calming than sleep-inducing.

When should I drink chamomile lavender tea?

It's perfect to drink before bed - think 30 minutes or an hour before you plan on going to sleep if you want to use it as a sleep aid. If you're feeling anxious or stressed during the day, though, make it anytime and have a cup when needed.

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A glass mug of golden tea with chamomile flowers in it.
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Lavender Chamomile Tea

Make your own lavender chamomile tea at home with dried flowers from your garden or shops. This easy tea is relaxing and sweet.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup dried chamomile
  • ¼ cup dried lavender buds

Instructions

  • Add the chamomile and lavender to a mixing bowl and mix to combine. Optionally add ¼ cup dried mint.
    ½ cup dried chamomile, ¼ cup dried lavender buds
  • Transfer the tea to a sealed container like a jar or tin and store in a cool, dark place for up to a year.
  • To make the tea, add 2 teaspoons to a cup of boiling water and steep for 8-10 minutes. Covering your tea while steeping is best. Serve as is or with honey to taste.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup

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