I’m a fan of lemon-flavored teas and also of using things fresh from my garden. Easy, breezy “recipes” are even better.
It doesn’t get any simpler or more natural than this.
Pick a few leaves from your Lemon Verbena, pour a cup of boiling water over them, let steep, and voila – Lemon Verbena Tea.
Lemon Verbena Tea
– 3 fresh lemon verbena leaves per serving (rinsed clean)
– 1 cup water per serving
Boil the water. Put the leaves in a teacup and cover with the boiling water. Steep for at least 10 minutes, and serve with sweetener, if desired.
If I were allowed only to grow
One fragrant herb I know,
I’d choose Lemon Verbena.
Oh yes, my views are prejudiced,
I’ll admit it’s so.
But I love the way
She scents my garden
At close of day.
On a silver plate,
In a crystal bowl –
A spray of her leaves
Delights my soul.
Poem by L. Young Correthers from “These Blooming Herbs: A Book of Aromatic Gossip” (1940)