Lemon Balm Lavender Tisane Recipe

Photographs: Autumn Giles

Lemon balm is a member of the mint family, but its bright, lemony scent is immediately recognizable and makes a super-refreshing iced tisane. If you're someone who usually recoils from the floral taste of lavender, fear not. This recipe uses fresh lavender leaves, which have a less assertive flavor.

Recipe Details

Lemon Balm Lavender Tisane Recipe

Active 10 mins
Total 8 hrs
Serves 4 servings
Makes 4 cups


  • 6 sprigs fresh lavender leaves, plus more for garnish if desired

  • 6 sprigs lemon balm, plus more for garnish if desired

  • 4 cups boiling water


  1. Place the lavender and lemon balm in a large heatproof container. Pour boiling water over the herbs and let steep for 15 minutes. Pour through a fine mesh strainer into a second heatproof container. Discard solids.

  2. Let cool to room temperature then refrigerate until cold. Serve in ice-filled glasses, garnished with a small sprig of fresh lemon balm and lavender if desired.

Special Equipment

Fine-mesh sieve

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
1 Calories
0g Fat
0g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 7mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)