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Spice up Spring With Lavender Chai!

The recipes at Jardin du Soleil are meant to be played with. We love trying new things and hope you do too. Don’t be afraid of changing the ingredients or making substitutions… We would love to hear what you did, if you changed anything, and what you thought!

On that note, here is a great recipe for a Lavender Chai Tea. Try it with Jardin du Soleil Culinary Lavender, or use our Lavender Honey (2 ingredients in one!), or even try using our Lavender Earl Grey Tea. Short on time? Jardin Du Soleil Lavender Chai Tea makes homemade chai effortless!

Ingredients:

-3 black tea bags (orange pekoe, or Assam)
-1 stick of cinnamon
-around 8 cloves
-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
-2 cups water
-about 3/4 cups* honey
-about 3/4 cups* sugar
-teaspoon Jardin du Soleil Culinary Lavender**
-teaspoon ginger(optional)
-dash nutmeg(optional)

*total sweetener equals about 1 1/2 cups, more or less to taste.
**Lavender can be finely ground in a spice grinder or in a throughly cleaned coffee grinder.

Drop tea bags, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla extract, ginger, and nutmeg into 2cups of boiling water. Boil until the mixture is a rich reddish brown. Mix in sweeteners; and strain out large ingredients. Pour Chai concentrate into glass or mug 1/3 full. Fill the remainder of the glass with milk or water… serve hot or cold. Refrigerate brewed Lavender Chai Tea for later use. Stores up to seven days, serves 3-5.

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