Lemon verbena Herbal Tea in a glass cup. Aloysia citriodora. Naturopathy. White Background. Focus on foreground.

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Lemon verbena Herbal Tea in a glass cup. Aloysia citriodora.  Naturopathy. White Background. Focus on foreground.

By Amy Grant I love a cup of steaming, fragrant tea in the morning and prefer mine with a slice of lemon. Since I don’t always have fresh lemons on hand, I’ve taken to making tea from verbena, specifically lemon verbena. What’s lemon verbena? Only the most surprising duplicate for lemon, especially given that it’s a leaf. It really does have an authentic lemon twang, flavor and fragrance. Interested? Read on to find out about making tea from verbena, growing lemon verbena herbs for tea and other helpful verbena tea information. Growing Verbena for Tea Lemon verbena is a deciduous shrub that thrives in USDA zones 9-10 and can survive in zone 8 with protection. Native to Chile and Peru, the plant grows along roads where it can achieve heights of up to 15 feet (up to 5 m). While not a “true” verbena species, it is often referred as

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