Louisa: Greek Lemon Verbena Herbal Tea

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by kitty.rock

I found out about Louisa during the ZWT6 Nector of the Gods Challenge and thought I would post the recipe from the site I found the information, greekfood.about.com. Therapeutic uses: Louisa is believed to have a stimulative effect on the digestive tract; thus, the belief that it aids in slimming. It is also used to aid in digestion, and is believed to have a calming effect on the nerves. At the market: Louisa is sold under several names, the most common being lemon verbena. It can be found as a prepared tea (bags), as loose tea, and as dried leaves.

Top Review by NorthwestGal

So simple to prepare, and quite tasty. I chose to sweeten my herbal tea with honey which tinted the tea to a delicate champagne hue, but it really didn't need to be sweetened. Because the lemon verbena leaves contributed just the right amount of lemon flavoring to produce a pleasant tea worth sipping slowly. I'm going to try it again and omit the honey but add a lemon slice for an extra citrus touch. Thanks, FloridaNative.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the leaves in a teapot, pour in the boiling water, and steep for 10 minutes.
  2. Strain and drink (with honey, sugar, or plain).

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