Uplifting, refreshing and aromatic; this tea is magical. It awakens and stimulates all the senses as well as the body and mind.
Forget love at first sight. It was truly love at first scent for me and lemon myrtle. From the moment I smelled that pleasantly beautiful lemony scent, I knew we were destined for each other. I discovered lemon myrtle at a recent crop swap. A friend of mine brought the leaves to swap, and I instantly fell in love with it the moment I smelt it.
Every Saturday in our local area and surrounding suburbs, there’s a crop swap. This is where backyard gardeners come together to share excess produce and swap knowledge. You bring whatever you have; fruits, vegetables, ferments, jams, honey, eggs, plants etc. I absolutely adore crop swap. It’s such a great way to connect with people in the community, reduce waste and eat better for less. If you are interested, check out your local community to see if there’s one near you. If not, you can easily start one.
Lemon myrtle is a common native Aussie plant. Often described as more ‘lemony than lemons’ due to it’s intense lemon fragrance. The flavour is lemony and tangy with a pleasantly lingering aftertaste. Lemon myrtle is full of antioxidants, iron, vitamins, magnesium and calcium.
Lemon myrtle tea is my favourite way of using this super plant. The best herbal tea I have ever had. What’s left now is to plant the tree in my garden.
- 8 lemon myrtle leaves
- 2 cups of water
- Lemon slices
- Bring water to a gentle boil. Add the fresh lemon myrtle leaves to a teapot and pour the hot water. Let steep for 5 minutes then remove the leaves.
- Pour tea into cups, add lemon slices and serve.
- That's it! Enjoy this glorious and refreshing tea.