Lemon verbena leaves make a delightful infusion, with light notes of lemon and a gentle finish. It is naturally caffeine-free, with digestive and soothing properties, pleasant to enjoy from morning until night. To prepare, place a tablespoon in a cup filled with hot water and let it steep for 5–10’.
Wonderfully refreshing, it is often preferred as an iced tea. For brewing iced tea, prepare as described above and allow it to cool. Put it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours and serve. You can also use a part of the infusion to make ice cubes! If your guests surprised you, for the quick version, double the amount of loose leaf tea you use per cup of water and once you’re done steeping the tea, let it cool for a couple of minutes and add ice. Complement with your favourite fruits.
Don’t hesitate to use lemon verbena leaves as culinary herb in your kitchen as well — it pairs especially well with fish or poultry and it is perfect in salad dressings.