Making lavender tea is easy: place 4 teaspoons of lavender buds into a tea ball or sachet. Pour in 8 ounces of boiling water and let steep for 10 minutes. Tasty, fragrant and refreshing. You can also use the lavender as a flavoring, ingredient in potpourri, and cold beverage. Lavender tea is also recognized for its relaxing quality and as a remedy for heartburn, insomnia, headaches and other ailments. Store in a cool, dry cupboard.