Lavender bubble tea is a milk tea beverage with a deliciously floral and subtly sweet flavor. This Boba Buddha recipe infuses fresh and natural ingredients that allow the authentic lavender flavor to shine. And for conscious eaters, don't worry; this recipe is vegan and gluten-free!
This Earl Grey lavender bubble tea recipe is perfect for those who love the taste of lavender. The primary tea base is made with Earl Grey tea and crushed dried lavender flowers, giving it a flavor that’s fragrant and easy to sip. Tapioca pearls give this boba tea a chewy, delightful texture.Print
What Does Lavender Bubble Tea Taste Like?
Lavender bubble tea takes on the distinct taste of the lavender plant—floral, fragrant, minty, and a tad bit bittersweet. The milk base also provides a slightly creamy and refreshing texture, while the Earl Grey tea provides a soothing aftertaste.
Moreover, the boba pearls add a chewy and delightful texture with a slightly sweet taste profile. Combined with milk tea, this beverage is a complete drink that’s sweet, light, and subtly herbaceous.
How Much Caffeine Is in Lavender Milk Tea?
The recipe above contains three ounces of Earl Grey tea per serving, which translates to about 40 mg of caffeine.
The caffeine amount of lavender milk tea comes from the tea base used and its respective quantity. Lavender, boba, milk, and sugar sweeteners don’t contain any traces of caffeine. If you prefer a caffeine-free tea latte, try using an herbal tea, such as chamomile.
Does Lavender Milk Tea Have Any Health Benefits?
Thanks to its various benefits, lavender has been commodified into drinks, skin care products, essential oils, and cosmetics.
Here are some of the notable advantages of drinking lavender milk tea:
- Lavender tea reduces inflammation in the joints, arteries, throat, and muscles.
- Lavender tea is highly nutritious; it contains Vitamin C, magnesium, and calcium.
- This tea can soothe digestive difficulties like nausea, constipation, and indigestion.
- Lavender tea is also a potent antioxidant; it eliminates pollution-causing free radicals.
Can a Lavender Tea Drink Cause Any Negative Side Effects?
With plenty of health benefits, some would argue that lavender tea is good to drink daily. Unfortunately, lavender isn’t a health panacea. A high-lavender diet can cause mild to moderate side effects in some people.
Here are some noteworthy side effects that may arise from drinking too much lavender tea:
- It may cause an allergic reaction.
- It can cause gynecomastia (an abnormal enlargement of breast tissue).
- It can cause an increase in appetite.
- The milk tea variant is high in sugar.
Are All Types of Lavender Edible?
Lavender, in most forms, is edible. That said, while they all possess the majestic hue of the same name, not all lavender is good for milk tea!
Lavender from the flowering plant Lavandula angustifolia is typically regarded as the most common edible type of lavender thanks to its sweeter, milder flavor.
It’s also important to note that certain types of lavender, such as French lavender, have a more bitter and soapy flavor associated with it. Therefore, be sure to check what type of lavender you have before adding it to any beverages unless you want an unpleasant surprise.
Which Toppings Are Best With Lavender Boba Tea?
Lavender boba tea has a light and sweet flavor that pairs well with various toppings.
Feel free to experiment with your drink by adding one or a combination of the following ingredients below:
Bubble tea is all about mixing and matching different ingredients, so don’t feel restricted by the list above. Use the lavender milk tea recipe above, but feel free to add your unique spin!