While the tea is cooling/steeping, put the flour, 1/3 C sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into a large mixing bowl. As you can see here, my lack of spacial awareness cursed me here; I started off putting this all in the bowl of my food processor, but this dry mixture alone filled up the bowl. So, I just pulsed the processor a few times, and made sure that the dry ingredients were well incorporated! Once this is well combined, add your tea/lavender powder (I added about 1 1/2 TBS extra lavender buds here...I wanted it to be really pretty!), and gently mix everything in together. After that, I moved it to a larger mixing bowl.
Now then, strain off your cooled tea mixture, and make a well in the dry ingredients. Add the tea, buttermilk, vanilla into the well of the dry ingredients, and gently fold in. You want to mix this together, until it is just barely incorporated. Once the dough has just come together, dump it out onto a well floured counter. This dough will be somewhat crumbly, and you'll think that it won't come together, or that maybe you did something wrong. It is normal, and you didn't, its fine! Try to handle the dough as little as possible, and form it into a rectangular-ish shape. At this point, you can cut the dough into any shape you want. I have a circular biscuit cutter, so that's that's what I used, but if you have a pretty cutter you want to use, have at it! Or, if you don't have a cutter, you can easily just cut these with a knife, into wedges!
Slide these bad boys into the preheated oven, and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until they turn a soft golden brown. While I waited for these to bake, I figured if there was ever an appropriate time for a cup of tea, today would be it! So I took my favorite tea cup, and brewed some Earl Gray for my lovely scones!
These are so good, the lavender taste shines through, and makes for a special treat! Like I said earlier, I topped mine with a little butter, and some honey, but my daughter ate two plain, and loved them! Let me know if you try these, and what your thoughts are!