Here’s my favorite Summertime Tea! Lemon Verbena Tea is what we’ve been sipping on all summer long. Hot or cold this tea is a perfect refreshing drink. I’ve been growing lemon verbena plants for many years and every time I go to my garden and pull the leaves off of the plant to make this tea all my friends request tea leaves to take home so they make their own tea! That’s when you know it’s delicious!
Lemon Verbena is an extremely simple plant to grow in a pot and simple to make as an anytime tea. Oh, and the kids love it, too! Please, do yourself a favor and buy lemon verbena plant from your local nursery and start making this fresh healing tea for yourself and your soul.
Your house will smell heavenly!
Ali in the Valley
Lemon Verbena Tea
Lemon verbena health benefits: Lemon verbena has been used to treat fever, congestion, asthma, insomnia, intestinal problems, stress, and even depression.
1/2 cup of fresh lemon verbena leaves (rinsed, lightly packed (about 10-15 leaves))
2 cups of water
1/2 tablespoon of Agave or Honey
Bring a pot of fresh water almost, but not quite to a boil. Put the verbena leaves in a teapot. Pour the hot water over the leaves. Let sit for 3-5 minutes. Strain into tea cups.