I must admit I don’t really know what to call this. A latte is a coffee drink made with espresso and steamed milk and a tea latte is the same but with tea instead of espresso. Lavender steamed milk has no flair and lavender milk is also not inspiring. What to do?!?!?! I guess I could make a note that to customise it people can add a shot of espresso but at the same time I wonder if that will distract from the delicate flavours of the lavender. What a conundrum.
Instead of letting this “problem” distract me from the wonderful lavender flavours I suppose I will just share what I did because this lovely recipe deserves to be shared and enjoyed. Preferably with a good book.
Recipe (if you even want to call it that):
1/2 tsp dried lavender in a reusable teabag
1.5 cups soy milk, I used soy as it foams well and really what is a latte without foam?
1/2 tsp honey
In a small sauce pan add the dried lavender and soy milk. Bring to a boil and then turn off the heat. Remove the lavender and add the honey. Whisk until foamy and then pour into a large mug. Enjoy!
Of course you can also make some variations. For example you can add a shot of espresso to the mug and then pour in the lavender infused milk or make it a tea latte variation. If you don’t have a reusable tea bag then add the lavender lose and strain before drinking.
I must admit I quite liked it without the addition of espresso or tea and could imagine myself sitting by the window on a gloomy day and reading a book while drinking this. Which book would you read? I think an Agatha Christie classic would pair rather well to a lavender latte and a gloomy day. Or maybe a Jo Nesbo thriller? The possibilities are endless.