Lemon Verbena is a beautiful herb not as recognized as peppermint or spearmint but with similar qualities but very different taste. The aroma is slightly minty, but the taste is lemony, subtly citrusy, bright and slightly sweet. The taste is not overpowering or offensive, it’s like water with a squeeze of lemon. Refreshing, thirst quenching and healthy. Lemon Verbena has inspired writers to poetry and prose in an effort to describe its essence, which is both crisp and relaxing at the same time. Lemon verbena is commonly used in aromatherapy, perfumery, soaps and cosmetics. It is also used in baking as a flavoring, in jelly making, preserving and in tea blends. It is excellent for flavoring summer drinks and delicious by itself too!
Organic Lemon Verbena (Aloysia citrodora)
|Serving Size: 2.5g /cup|
|Steeping Temp: 100°C|
|Steeping Time: 5 mins.|
|Caffeine: Caffeine Free|
|Grade or Quality: C/S|
Story, Folklore, History
Lemon verbena plant has an incredibly strong minty-citrus scent that is quite powerful when harvested fresh, however the dried lemon verbena is less over-powering and more subtle. It is indigenous to Argentina and Chile, and it was brought to Europe in 18th century. It is used medicinally and as a tea it is believed to have digestive, antispasmodic and sedative properties.