Lavender is best harvested when the plant has not yet gone to seed. The flowering heads can be used either fresh or dried.
When available, I make my tea from fresh lavender. It’s quite fun to see the colors of the buds diffuse into the water.
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh lavender (or more if you like)
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- Place lavender in tea cup, pour boiling water, steep for a couple of minutes, and enjoy.