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!
- 6–8 lemon verbena leaves
- 2 cups water
- Optional: honey or sugar
- Bring water to a boil. In a tea kettle or pot, bring water to a low boil.
- 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.
- (Optional) Sweeten: Add a spoonful of honey or sugar to the tea, if desired.