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Lemon Balm Tea

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Lemon Balm Tea

Lemon balm is in full bloom at Litha, so why not use it to make tea?

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Lemon balm is in full bloom by Litha, so it's a perfect opportunity to make a pitcher of cool lemon balm tea! Brew this up in your kitchen, and serve it over ice.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 2 Cups lemon balm leaves, fresh
  • Honey or other sweetener
  • Water


Bring 2 quarts water to a boil, and add the leaves. Reduce heat and allow to steep for about 15 minutes. Strain leaves out, and then add honey or other sweetener to taste. If the tea is too strong, add a bit of water to thin it out. Pour into an ice-filled pitcher and serve. You may want to add a sprig of mint for garnish.

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 4 out of 5
Good Tea!, Member Bugscuttle

I make this for my friends and bring some to Pagan gatherings and it's always a hit. BUT... I add an equal amount of Peppermint leaves and some dried Apple peel. Sometimes I substitute Hibiscus (Jamaica) flowers for the Mint. Guaranteed to be a hit. Plus you can sweeten it with some Stevia Leaf or Local Honey. YUM - I think I'll have a glass right now!

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