graphic designed logo of the bedtime recipe showing a mug and lavender
graphic designed logo of the bedtime recipe showing a mug and lavender

Hold up. A French press recipe that doesn’t include coffee? Yes, folks. We know the Fellow world revolves around coffee 99% of the time, but we do have a soft spot for tea. Especially the sleepy kind.

Lavender is a known home remedy that relieves anxiety and insomnia making it a great addition for your nighttime routine. For this Clara French Press how-to, use dried lavender. You can get it fresh from many grocery stores and dry it in the oven quite easily. Feel free to use whatever milk or milk substitute works for you and your stomach, but unsweetened oat milk is our recommendation.

The Tools

Clara French Press
Corvo EKG

The Ingredients

Dried lavender

Chamomile tea bag

Unsweetened oat milk

Date syrup (I like Joolies!)

graphic version of clara french press, corvo ekg, oat milk, dried lavender, date syrup, chamomile tea

The Recipe

1. Set your kettle to 205°F so that you are ready to go. This is like the “preheat your oven” step that most recipes start off with. 

2. In either a milk frother or on the stovetop, heat up 1.5 cups of unsweetened oat milk. You want your milk to be warm, but it does not need to be piping hot. 

3. Grab your tea! Once your water is heated to the desired temperature, take your chamomile tea bag and place it in your mug. You’ll want this to steep for at least 5 minutes. 


corvo kettle set to 205 degrees, oat milk poured into sauce pan, chamomile tea brewed


4. While your tea is steeping, take ½ cup of dried lavender and place into your Clara French Press. Gently pour the warm milk on top and quickly close the lead with the plunger pulled all the way up. Let this also steep, but do not steep more than 5 minutes, otherwise the taste will overwhelm your tea. 


lavender in clara french press, heated oat milk added to clara french press, clara french press covered


5. Once this has steeped, press the plunger down as far as you can. I gave it a few extra pushes to really extract all of the flavor.

6. Pour the lavender-infused milk into the same mug as your tea.

7. Sweeten up with date syrup and get ready to slip into total relaxation.

clara french press plunged fully, then poured into chamomile tea, date syrup added