March 6, 2012
One of the best summers of my life was spent in the south of France. I
was living with a French family and helping out on their farm surrounded by fields upon fields of fragrant lavender. Every morning,
I’d wake up to seas of purple, get to work, and each time the wind would pick up when I had my hands in the soil, the scent of lavender would sweep across the fields. To this day, whenever lavender is around, I get taken right back to that summer of sun inLa Roque d’Antheron.
That summer, we used lavender for everything. Whether it be a mosquito bite, a cut on the knee, dandruff, or just a quick dab of essential oil on the temples to soothe the nerves, we grabbed lavender. Lavender is naturally anti-fungal, anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory.
Consuming lavender tea not only helps to soothe the nervous system and fight bouts of insomnia, but also is one of the healthiest herbs to cleanse your system.
During the days of hot summer sun, iced lavender mint tea refreshed us after working for the fields. After lunch, lavender earl grey tea gave us the calming lift we needed to finish the day’s work. As autumn approached, a warm infusion of lavender and lemon verbena with a touch of local honey soothed us into the night.
In so many ways, that summer felt like home. Now, when I get bouts of homesickness, I reach for Tea Embassy’s Lemon Lavender tea, a melange of five organically grown herbs mixed right in shop . Add in a touch of honey and I’m right back to parlez-vous-ing at the setting sun.