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Lemon Verbena and Mint Tea

By Irene Shaver @hhwife
I had first heard of lemon verbena while watching Little House on the Prairie with my kids.  Laura Ingalls loves how her teacher smells like lemon verbena.  I can certainly understand why it is used as a perfume, Lemon Verbena has a lovely floral and fresh scent.
Lemon Verbena and Mint Tea  When the girls and I were buying plants in the spring, they discovered it at the green house so we decided to give it a try.  Aside from just eating it off the plant, we have been using it in tea.  Lemon verbena is an immune booster as well as a digestive aid.
This is one of ways we enjoy this wonderful herb.
Lemon Verbena and Mint Tea
  • 1/4 cup lemon verbena leaves
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • 1 cup filtered water
  1. Bring water almost to a boil
  2. Add lemon verbena and mint leaves to the water.
  3. Let steep for 3-5 minutes, strain and enjoy.

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