Lavender-Honey-Iced-Latte-offbeat-+-inspired-4One of our favorite things about Organo Gold’s coffee products is the hidden delight that is Ganoderma lucidum. Its incredible benefits, which have been embraced by Eastern medicine practitioners and herbalists for literally thousands of years, are an imperceptible yet integral part of the OG product family.

So that’s just one of the reasons why we were so excited to read this inventive Lavender Iced Coffee recipe by San Francisco-based blogger Elsie Larson at A Beautiful Mess. We love the splash of lavender in this iced coffee, which adds a unique, herbal flavor reminiscent of a French country garden to the everyday treat that is iced coffee.

Making flavored simple syrups (a classic simple syrup is just 50% water and 50% sugar, dissolved together in a saucepan under high heat) is an easy way to add gourmet flavors to OG’s already gourmet products.

Try it now, before Fall really starts to make the leaves fall and make warm coffee more appetizing!

And don’t forget to come up with your own original recipes for our OGlicious Recipe Contest. Enter by September 19, 2014 for your chance to win one year of free Organo Gold Coffee, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, or Organo Gold product gift baskets valued at  $300USD and $200USD.