Lemon Verbena 50 Tea Bags
Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
This sensational and mouthwatering herbal tea will transport you to the beautiful mountains and vast valleys of South America. Our Lemon Verbena Tea Bags are known for its wonderful citrus flavour and aroma, as well as its outstanding health benefits.
Lemon Verbena brings you this delectable taste in convenient tea bag form. Meanwhile, when consumed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, Lemon Verbena Tea can provide you with excellent weight management capabilities, as well as an improved immune system, and even relief from gastrointestinal issues.
Also known as ‘Verbena’, ‘Lemon-scented Verbena’ and ‘Herb Louisa’, this herbal tea popularity is increasing at a rapid rate as modern science continues to uncover its true potential. If that wasn’t enough, it also tastes absolutely amazing.
The Lemon Verbena plant can grow to be 2 to 3 metres in height. It consists of shiny, pointed leaves that are about 8cm in length, as well as either purple or white flowers. The leaves, in particular, exude a potent citrus aroma, and are harvested to use in many different products including, perfume, air freshener, potpourris and, of course, tea.
It is also used in the culinary world for poultry and fish dishes, as well as salad dressings, and jams. Interestingly, in the 1936 American Civil War novel, ‘Gone with the Wind’, written by American writer, Margaret Mitchell, one of the book’s main characters, Scarlett O’Hara, declares that her mother’s favourite plant is Lemon Verbena!
Although our very own Lemon Verbena Tea Bags are grown in Spain, this wonderfully aromatic herb was originally discovered flourishing in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Peru, and Uruguay many centuries ago.
It is botanically known as ‘Aloysia citrodora’, despite first being called Aloysia triphylla by French botanist, Philibert Commerson. Upon his discovery, Commerson had taken specimens of the plant to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Madrid. There, the Spanish physicians and botanists, Casimiro Gomez Ortega and Antonio Paulau y Verdera changed the plant’s name to Aloysia citrodora in honour of Maria Luisa Teresa de Parma (1751-1819), who became the wife of King Carlos IV and ultimately, Queen of Spain.
Soon after its initial discovery, Lemon Verbena was transported to Europe for experimental cultivation in Spain, and has since spread to many tropical and subtropical countries around the world. Today, Lemon Verbena, and Lemon Verbena Tea are just as popular as they were hundreds of years ago. In fact, with scientific studies conducted on a yearly basis, the consumption of Lemon Verbena Tea is only expected to further increase!
Type of Tea: Herbal Tea.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 5 to 10 minutes.
How to Serve: Believe it or not, this beverage tastes delicious with the addition of - you guessed it - lemon! For those who have a sweet tooth, however, honey may also be considered as an accompaniment. Alternatively, this herbal tea is best served as it is.
Tasting Notes: Unique in both flavour and aroma, Lemon Verbena Tea is noted for its strong earthiness, combined with slightly sweet citrus undertones. It is probably unlike any beverage you have ever had before!
Colour in Cup: Golden liquor, dark in tone.
Benefits of Lemon Verbena Tea: Rich in antioxidants, including verbascoside, nerol, geraniol, and citral. These compounds have the ability to combat free radicals found within the body, and are responsible for a number of the health benefits associated with frequent consumption.
Most notably, Lemon Verbena Tea Bags contains only 2 calories per serving. This makes it an excellent choice of brew for weight loss, combined with its incredible metabolic effects. This herbal tea can increase fat-burning by optimising various bodily processes. It is also a handy tool just prior to exercise routines, as its antioxidant strength can decrease damage done to muscles during a workout, without inhibiting your body’s development of additional muscle mass!
Health PointsDetox, Digestive, Hydration, Immune System, Refreshing, Relaxing, Weight Loss
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening