The Tao of Tea, Organic Famous Australian Herb, Lemon Myrtle, Caffeine Free, 3 oz (85 g)8 Reviews
Expiration Date: Dec 2016
Shipping Weight: 0.47 lbs (0.21 kg)
- Product Code: TOT-11055
- UPC Code: 689951110558
- Package Quantity: 3 oz (85 g)
- Dimensions: 3.2 x 3.2 x 4.3 in, 0.4 lbs (0.18 kg)
- Artisan Quality · Pure Leaf Teas · Fresh
- 100% Organic
- USDA Organic
- Brews 50 Cups
- Certified Organic by QAI
Origin - Australia
Lemon Myrtle is a flowering plant in the family Myrtaceae, genus Backhousia, native and subtropical rainforests of eastern Australia. Other common names are sweet verbena tree, sweet verbena myrtle, lemon scented verbena, and lemon scented backhousia. It is a close relative of the fragrant Eucalyptus tree.
Its main flavor constituent is Citral, which is responsible for most of the lemon scents and flavors in nature, including that found in lemon fruit, lemon grass, lemon balm, and lemon verbena.
Citral has several medicinal uses, it is a potent antiseptic, and may prove useful in treating gastro-intestinal infections.
Lemon Myrtle is also known for its relaxing effect on the body. Caffeine free.
Steep one teaspoon in eight ounces of filtered water at 180F for three minutes. Lemon Myrtle is delicious iced or in smoothies and syrups.
100% organic lemon myrtle 'backhousia citriodora' leaves.
iHerb Customer Reviews
I really enjoy this tea - it seems relaxing like chamomile, but it has a lemony green flavor. It is difficult to describe. I also find that I need only a tiny amount, less than a teaspoon, to make a whole pot of tea. This container will last for a long time.
This is a very high quality and hard to find herb. The packaging it comes in is worth the price alone! The only caveat is that it’s very strong so use much less than recommended in the directions... 1/3. to. 1/2 tsp. per cup is plenty. I will definitely buy again.