There once was a bloom, lavender bright,
In gardens, it danced in the light.
Its fragrance so sweet, A floral retreat,
A joy to the senses, pure delight!
A flower is that is one of my favourite, not only to grace it with the eyes but to have it bloom in the garden and have whiffs of it fill your home. And as for creating a blend, it has been helped me bring together one of my first tea blends i ever infused.
Lavender is said to have been used for over 2,500 years, first by the Greeks who purchased it from Arabia. Lavender had symbolic significance in ancient Rome. It was associated with love, cleanliness, and devotion. Lavender was often used in ceremonies and celebrations, and it played a role in religious practices and offerings.
Traditional healers in various cultures used lavender to address a range of ailments, from headaches to insomnia. The calming and soothing properties of lavender made it a popular choice in herbal remedies. It was believed to have therapeutic effects, including calming the nerves and treating various ailments. Lavender tea has been traditionally used to aid digestion. It may help alleviate discomfort, reduce bloating, and ease indigestion.
Did you know that Lavender is actually a part of the mint family and that there are over 30 different species? The word Lavender is derived from the Latin verb ‘lavare’ which means ‘to wash’; the flower is versatile. Besides it offering its fragrance, it is also made into a tisane, added to food or made into oils to soothe the nerve.
The first blend I made under Anandini flagship was Lavender flowers along with Lemongrass infused in First Flush Tea, ten years ago and she is still loved whole heartedly. Often sipped hot and cold, the infusion has also been a favourite with pastry chefs and mixologists.
Lavender is loved across the world and is used for its wonderful health benefits. Pick up your stash and make yourself a hot mug of Lavender Tea and leave the world of chaos behind.