Lavender Sleep Tea Recipe

This simple sleep tea recipe uses chamomile and lavender to calm the body and mind for a good night of sleep.

I don’t know there’s anyone out there who loves sleep at much as me. Which is why I created this sleep tea recipe because I want you to fall in love with sleep like I do. Are you ready to have the best night of sleep?!

Health benefits of sleep

Getting enough zzzz’s at night is vital for your body to heal, renew and recharge for the next day. Sleep is how your body heals and grows stronger. If you’re not getting enough of it, eventually your own personal growth will suffer! If you struggle to fall asleep at night, which happens to me too, drink this soothing chamomile tea recipe.

If I fall into a pattern of not getting enough sleep, it shows in all aspects of my life. I’m cranky, sluggish, irrational and eating all the foods I know I shouldn’t. Good sleep has become a HUGE part of my wellness journey. I even created a whole bedtime routine (complete with the BEST pillow) to make sure I am getting my beauty sleep.

There are tons of sleep tea recipes out there that claim to help you sleep. Yet not all are as effective as you’d like (or as natural either!). Here’s what I recommend looking for in a tea that helps you sleep…

Chamomile Sleep Tea Recipe that works

What’s the best tea for sleep?

There are so many choices out there and many of them have additives that do more harm than good. I suggest sticking with simple, herbal teas that use ingredients such as this:

  1. Valerian Root: Helpful when you’re having a hard time sleeping due to anxiety or stress.
  2. Poppy Plant: Contains poppy plant acts as a mild sedative to help encourage a deep sleep when you’re feeling restless and achy.
  3. Chamomile: Contains apigenin, an occurring antioxidant that may promote sleepiness and reduce insomnia.
  4. Lavender Buds: Tea that includes lavender can improve your sleep quality and relax you too.
Lavender Chamomile Tea is the best tea to help you sleep

Best time to drink sleep tea

Drinking tea before bed can create a wonderful bedtime routine to enhance quality sleep. Yet it can also cause you have to wake up and use the bathroom when you least expect it. I recommend drinking a sleep tea about 30 minutes before bedtime so it gives you a chance to relieve yourself before you crash.

I recommend you use my recipe below to get a great night sleep night after night. Having a little bit of protein and healthy fats from the almond milk will help your brain and body recharge itself as well.

This is the best tea for sleep and happens to be a part of our 7-Day Plant-Based Reset. If you’re wanting to not just sleep better, but feel better all the time— check out my best-selling program. Over 25,000 woman have gone through it and discovered the tranformational power of a plant-based diet. You’ll lose weight, gain energy and sleep better than you have in years.

Sleep tea recipe with natural herbs

Lavender Sleep Tea

This calming, warm tea is just the thing to help unwind and relax after a long day. Chamomile tea is steeped directly in the almond milk and lightly sweetened. Add dried lavender buds for an extra calming effect.
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Healing, Plant-Based
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 1
Author: Jen Hansard


  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 bag chamomile lavender herbal tea
  • 1 teaspoon honey - to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon culinary lavender buds or use chamomile lavender tea - optional


  • Place the almond milk into a small saucepan.
  • Heat the almond milk until very hot, but not boiling.
  • Add the chamomile tea and lavender buds, if using.
  • Allow to steep 5–6 minutes. 

  • Remove tea bag and strain out lavender buds, if needed. 

  • Pour into the teacup or mug.
  • Sweeten with the honey or maple syrup.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract. 

  • Drink immediately. 


  • To create more of a frothy latte, pour all contents into a blender and blend before serving.


Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 325mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 301mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Catherine says:

    Hello. Thought I should point out that honey is not vegan. I’ll be substituting with agave syrup.

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Too true Catherine! While our recipes are all plant-leaning, they aren’t always necessary vegan. Agave is a great swap here for those sticking to a vegan diet. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Debra DL says:

    5 stars
    i love this blissful cup of “languid-ity.” i cannot imagine that anyone would not feel a calmness while drinking it… a beautiful part of a night time self-care ritual… adelante…

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      We’re totally here for ‘languid-ity’ Debra!!! 🙂

  3. Olivia says:

    5 stars
    My husband an I love it! Thank you for recipe.

  4. Viry says:

    5 stars
    I love it!! Is the best! The magical flavor is amazing. Thank you so much for share this receipt with me!!

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      You’re so welcome, Viry. Glad you love the flavor!

  5. Andrea says:

    5 stars
    It is dessert after dinner w/o the guilt! The tea is pure loving kindness!

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Isn’t it nice to treat yourself, yet know that it’s good for you too! Rawk on!

    • Jayesh Patel says:

      What brand of teas do you recommend to use for this recipe?

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      We most often use Yogi brand of teas, Jayesh. Great question!

  6. Teena Hagan says:

    5 stars
    This is perfectly calming and has the right amount of sweetness! Made it for the kids tonight and they enjoyed every last drop. Thank you!

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Love that you’re using it for your kiddos. They get good sleep, we get good sleep! 🙂

  7. gabrielle says:

    5 stars
    amazing recipe, i havent had or used any other tea recipes for bed since i found this one. its so comforting and tastes amazing. ✨

  8. Jen Hansard says:

    5 stars
    This tea is one of the most calming and nourishing ones— it’s perfect for a good night sleep!

  9. Meagan says:

    This looks soooo delicious!! I can’t wait to try it!

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About Jen Hansard

Mom of 2, ran across the Grand Canyon and lover of smoothies, coffee & tacos. I transformed my family's health with a realistic plant-based diet. I also found myself again along the way.

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