How to make Tea From Lemon Balm
What is Lemon Balm?
Lemon Balm is an aromatic herb that’s a member of the mint family, and has a lemony flavour. It is native to Southern Europe and the Mediterranean, but is now grown widely, and has been used for centuries in herbalism and traditional medicine for its calming and soothing properties.
Brewing Lemon Balm Tea
Brewing Lemon Balm tea is easy, and you don’t need any special equipment. Here’s how to do it:
- Gather your supplies. You’ll need fresh or dried Lemon Balm leaves, a teapot or other container, hot water (not boiling, around 80-90°C) and a strainer.
- Place the Lemon Balm leaves into the teapot or container. Use 1 teaspoon of fresh leaves, or 1-2 teaspoons of dried leaves.
- Pour the hot water over the leaves. For best flavour, allow the leaves to steep in the hot water for 20-30 minutes.
- Strain and serve. Once finished steeping, strain the tea into a cup, discarding the leaves. Lemon Balm tea can be enjoyed with sweeteners or milk, or without.
Enjoy the Benefits of Lemon Balm Tea
Once your Lemon Balm Tea is brewed, enjoy the soothing, calming feeling this herbal tea can give. Lemon Balm has numerous health benefits, including aiding digestion, reducing stress, and helping to promote relaxation.