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a cup of lemon verbena tea

Lemon Verbena Tea (15 Minutes)

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  • Author: Salima Benkhalti
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Tea, Drinks, Beverages
  • Method: Steeped
  • Cuisine: Moroccan, North African
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This simple lemon verbena tea recipe comes together in just 15 minutes with loose verbena leaves and water. The aromatic, citrus-forward tea pairs well with a spoonful of honey or can be enjoyed plain for a refreshing and subtly sweet warm drink. It also serves as a wonderful lemony base for making iced tea – keep reading for detailed instructions!


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  1. Bring water to a boil. In a tea kettle or pot, bring water to a low boil. 
  2. Steep the leaves. Pour the water over the lemon verbena leaves in a tea pot or individual mugs. Cover and steep for at least 10 minutes. 
  3. (Optional) Sweeten: Add a spoonful of honey or sugar to the tea, if desired.
  4. Enjoy!