Lemon Verbena Tea
Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
Just one sip of Lemon Verbena Tea is enough to transport you to the vast valleys and majestic mountain ranges of South America; another sip is all it takes before you have discovered your new, favourite herbal brew. Such is the magnificent power of this truly delicious beverage. No wonder, then, that our finest quality Lemon Verbena is a favourite among customers and colleagues alike.
Choosing this tea offers more than just taste, however. In fact, when consumed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, this seemingly insignificant herb might just have the potential to change your life for the better. Enjoying Lemon Verbena Tea on a frequent basis has, according to a multitude of reputable scientific institutes, been largely associated with an improvement in joint function, digestive health, and oral health. But this is just to name a few as Lemon Verbena has so much more to offer to the avid consumer. So, why not strive for change with this herbal tea today?
Lemon Verbena is botanically known as Aloysia citrodora and is recognised as an aromatic, perennial shrub. It is renowned for its powerful scent reminiscent of lemon; however; the two are not related. Not to be mistaken with Lemon Balm or Lemongrass (we also supply these herbs in tea-form), Lemon Verbena can be found growing in great abundance in Argentina, Chile, and Peru, among other South American countries.
The plant itself requires relatively rich soils and good drainage to thrive, as well as humid climates for it to grow to its full potential. Historically, Lemon Verbena was discovered by the French botanist, Philibert Commerson (1727 - 1773), who originally named the plant Aloysia triphylla. When he travelled to the botanical gardens in Madrid, Spain, however, the Spanish physicians and botanists, Casimiro Gomez Ortega and Antonio Paulau y Verdera, renamed it Aloysia citrodora in honour of Maria Louisa, who was then the Princess of Parma and later the wife of Spanish King Charles IV.
By the late 18th Century, attempts had been made to naturalise Aloysia citrodora in the old world, particularly Spain. Eventually, this was proven a success and Lemon Verbena was soon cultivated for the plant’s wonderful oil with its lemony aroma. Today, Lemon Verbena is arguably best known as a herbal tea, although it has, as of the last century, likewise had its moment in the Hollywood spotlight. In the 1936 American Civil War novel written by Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind, one of the story’s main characters, Scarlett O’Hara, declares that her mother’s favourite plant is Lemon Verbena.
Type of Tea: Herbal Tea.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 5 to 10 minutes.
How to Serve: Would it surprise you to hear that lemon is a delicious accompaniment to Lemon Verbena Tea? No, we didn’t think so. Other than that, we recommend this beverage best served as it is.
Tasting Notes: You will be hard-pressed to find a tea more smooth and refreshing than Lemon Verbena. This beverage, when brewed to perfection, is noted for its subtle sweetness coupled with herbaceous undertones. This is, of course, in addition to its trademark citrusy flavour.
Colour in Cup: Golden liquor, dark in tone.
Lemon Verbena Benefits: If this year or any year, you are looking to lose those pesky pounds, consider adding Lemon Verbena Tea to your dietary routine. This is due to a number of factors including, and perhaps most importantly, this brew’s metabolism-boosting properties. A boosted metabolism enables the body to burn fat quicker and far more efficiently. This, plus its mere two calories per serving, mean that Lemon Verbena could be the herb you are looking for to change your life for the better.
You can learn more about this tea here: Lemon Verbena: Why You Should Drink this Herbal Tea
Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Detox, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening
CountryMore Than One Origin