Biblical Lavender Tea
Making lavender tea is easy: place 4 teaspoons of lavender buds into a tea ball or sachet. Pour in 8 ounces of boiling water and let steep for 10 minutes. Tasty, fragrant and refreshing. You can also use the lavender as a flavoring, ingredient in potpourri, and cold beverage. Store in a cool, dry cupboard.
A Bit of History
When most people think of lavender, they think of a relaxing tea with a soothing aroma. Yet its history dates back to ancients in the Mediterranean, Middle East and India. The ancient Greeks called lavender “nardus” or “nard” – as it is called in the biblical ‘Song of Solomon’:
“Your plants are an orchard of pomegranates
with choice fruits,
with henna and nard,
nard and saffron,
calamus and cinnamon,
with every kind of incense tree,
with myrrh and aloes
and all the finest spices.”
Today lavender tea is recognized for its relaxing quality and as a remedy for heartburn, insomnia, headaches and other ailments.