This Lavender Milk Tea is a creamy, delicious and floral AIP drink. With just a bit of honey to add sweetness you have tasty herbal drink.
What is milk tea?
Milk tea is any tea with the addition of milk. This version uses lavender tea and dairy free coconut milk.
What does lavender milk tea taste like?
It tastes like a creamy, floral milk. The lavender flavor is subtle but it’s very fragrant. If you want to add an English breakfast or an Earle grey tea bag along with the lavender to give it a stronger flavor, that’s totally ok as well.
How to dry out lavender
I’ve got lavender growing in my garden. During the springtime it’s bursting with flowers and I make sure to cut enough to have all winter long and share with friends. I cut them in bunches then hang them upside down in a dry place away from the sun. Hanging them upside down helps the stems stay straight once dry. You’ll notice that lavender flowers will wilt pretty quickly after cutting.
If you don’t have lavender growing in your garden, you can order it online here. It’s a lot of lavender but you can use it in my Honey Lavender Kombucha, Honey Lavender Marshmallows and AIP Herbs de Provence Spice Mix.
Can you add lavender milk tea to boba?
Yes. Boba is traditionally used with a milk tea flavor of your choice. I have a AIP Matcha Boba recipe but you can switch out the AIP matcha latte recipe for the Lavender Milk tea.
How to make Lavender Milk Tea
1. Add water, dried lavender and honey to a small saucepan over low heat. If using, add your teabag as well. Bring to a boil then remove from heat and let steep for 10 minutes.
2. When the tea has finished steeping, add the coconut milk then bring to a boil. Remove from the heat as soon as it begins to boil then pour into a mug.
3. Stir in the collagen peptides, if using. Garnish with a lavender sprig and serve.
Tips for making the best Lavender Milk Tea
- If you want a stronger flavor, add an English breakfast or Earle grey tea bag along with the lavender.
- You can use this milk tea recipe instead of the matcha latte in my AIP boba. You can find the AIP Boba recipe here.
- Make sure to use coconut milk that’s AIP friendly. I always use this brand.
- I use a milk frother to quickly stir and combine the drink. This is the one I used.
- If you decide to use collagen peptides, I recommend this brand. It’s super high quality. Use the code BETH15 to get 15% off.
- I get dried lavender from my garden but you can also get it online.
If you like this Lavender Milk Tea then you’ll love these other AIP drinks
- AIP Matcha Bubble Tea (Boba)
- Iced Strawberry Matcha Latte
- AIP Coconut Milk Matcha Latte
- Non-Alcoholic Sangria
- Sweet Beet Juice
- Coconut Beet Latte
- Apple Pie Smoothie
- Spinach and Apple Smoothie
- Fruity Green Juice
- Green Berry Smoothie
Lavender Milk tea
- Milk Frother
- 1/2 cup Water
- 1 tablespoon Dried Lavender about 4 lavender sprigs
- 1 teaspoon Honey
- 1 English Breakfast or Earle Grey Teabag optional
- 1/2 cup Coconut Milk
- 1 scoop Vital Proteins collagen peptides optional
- 1 Fresh Lavender Sprig optional garnish
- Add water, dried lavender and honey to a small saucepan over low heat. If using, add your teabag as well. Bring to a boil then remove from heat and let steep for 10 minutes.
- When the tea has finished steeping, add the coconut milk then bring to a boil. Remove from the heat as soon as it begins to boil then pour into a mug.
- Pour the lavender tea while straining into a mug. Stir in the collagen peptides, if using. Garnish with a lavender sprig and serve.
Helpful Info for All Recipes
- I always use extra virgin olive oil in all of my recipes unless stated otherwise.
- I always use Himalayan sea salt or Celtic sea salt, unless otherwise noted.
- The majority of my recipes are strict AIP or include notations for reintroductions. However while I make every effort to label non-AIP ingredients and recipes sometimes they slip past me. If you have questions, please ask in advance.
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