Lemon verbena leaves are used to add a lemony flavour to fish and poultry dishes, vegetable marinades, salad dressings, jams, puddings, and beverages. It also is used to make herbal teas and can make a refreshing sorbet.
As for scent there is not much other then a hint of lemon while smelling the final brew. The taste is somewhat like chamomile tea. You cant really taste the lemon while its on your tongue but as you wash it down it has a very pleasant aftertaste that leaves a lingering lemon flavor in the back of your throat and it lightly drifts into your nostrils as you drink. It is a dense tea, very sweet as well! So if your tired of drinking licorice tea for the sweetness this is a tea you may want to experiment with. It’s a pleasure to see its curly green leaves unfurl, this is relaxing in itself!
Verbena is believed to have digestive benefits and relaxing at the same time. Organic verbena herbal tea is made from whole verbena leaves which are known for their digestive properties. Organic verbena herbal tea should be taken daily to help encourage a healthy appetite. The tea also stimulates the gastric juices thereby helping to ensure easy digestion and should be drunk after eating. It is one of the best selling infusions, and one you could try to replace or alternate with peppermint. It is also delicious used in cooking.
Infuse one dessert spoon of organic verbena herbal tea per mug of hot water. Infuse with fresh boiling water for 5 minutes. Always remove the infuser so that it doesn’t carry on infusing.