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Lemon Myrtle Loose Tea

  • Lemon Myrtle a bush plant native to Australia credited with high concentrations of Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, vitamins A and E plus antioxidants. Calcium helps muscles contract and Magnesium helps them relax. Indeed a calming and refreshing taste suitable from sunrise to sunset.

    Lemon Myrtle supports and strengthens the immune system.

  • Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora)
  • It is believed that Aboriginals used Lemon Myrtle Tea as a natural sedative for thousands of years. In recent years, the dry leaf of the Lemon Myrtle has been shown to produce a variety of health benefits to rival any well-known ‘superfood’. Leaf analysis shows Australian Lemon Myrtle contains the highest quality of essential oil and many other important and beneficial compounds. Its high citral content is what sets it apart making it effective against fevers, colds, sore throats and headaches with potent antimicrobial, anti-fungal, antiviral and antiseptic properties.

    The Lemon Myrtle essential oil has benefits of being uplifting, relaxing, sedative, calming, improves concentration, anti-depressive, soothes hypertension, and removes bad room odours and calms noisy children.

    To prepare a Lemon Myrtle Hot Tea:

    Add 3-4 leaves of the loose tea to a pot or mug, allow to infuse for 2 minutes. The same leaves can be reused 4-6 times, that is the quantity of the citral found in a leaf. For a bit of sweetness serve with honey.

    To prepare a Lemon Myrtle Cold Tea:

    Steep 4-6 leaves in a pot, allow to infuse for 1 hour. Once cooled add up to 1 litre of cold water or as desired for taste, serve over ice with a chopped mint leaf.




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