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Lavender Matcha Latte (Paleo Vegan)

Yields1 ServingPrep Time10 minsTotal Time10 mins

There's few things more soothing than walking through a field of blooming lavender or even grasping a bouquet in your hands. I am thankful to have several lavender farms in my community, including a brand new one only 15 minutes from my doorstep. As someone who adores flowers, especially lavender & who also battles anxiety, I am always looking for ways to incorporate MORE lavender in my life. When it comes to lavender you will want to use culinary lavender, not just any kind of ornamental lavender. Culinary lavender, also known as "true" or "English" lavender in the Lavandula angustifolia family is what you need to use in your kitchen. It has a sweeter, almost citrusy flavour and different oil ratio compared to other varieties such as Grosso, which is distilled for it's fragrant oils. If you use varieties that are not culinary, you will end up with a soapy off-putting taste in your food. I have been making lavender infused milk for some time now and i have included the link to the recipe. You can make the lavender milk with packaged plant milk(or cow's milk if you're not allergic) however, you will generally achieve thicker froth with home-made milk. The recipe for nightly hight lavender milk will make enough to make 4 lattes. Active prep time does not include the time required to prepare the lavender milk. The active prep time on the milk is about 15 minutes. It's important to use very hot water(just under a boil) when making your matcha tea, not boiling hot water as this will damage the delicate matcha powder, making it taste bitter.

 ½ tsp matcha green tea powder
 ¼ cup very hot water (not quite boiling)60 ml
 1 cup Nighty night lavender milk
 raw honey or liquid sweetener of your choice*optional
 lavender buds to top*optional
1

Sift matcha powder into a mug or heat proof glass or bowl. Pour over hot water and whisk. I use a matcha whisk or "chasen" as it is called but a regular small whisk works well too.

2

Steam lavender infused milk until hot. Froth milk and pour over the matcha. If you use packaged milk you will need to add some sweetener, however if you make my "Nighty night lavender milk" I find that no sweetener is needed as the milk is already naturally sweetened with dates and a touch of cinnamon. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup

Servings 0