Healthy Lemon Balm Tea (Melissa Tea)

May 5, 2022

A relaxing herbal tea: Lemon Balm Tea! Learn how to brew this healthy, citrus-flavored herbal tea.

Lemon Balm Tea or Melissa Tea has a mild flavor with aromas of lemon and mint. It can be made with various herbs and sweeteners. This herbal tea, known for its soothing properties, is preferred to reduce stress and promote better sleep.

Relax yourself with Melissa Tea before you go to sleep. Balance the citrus flavor with natural sweeteners.

Lemon Balm TeaPhoto By Canva
Taste Score: %80
Difficulty Easy
Servings 1 people
Preparation 5 mins
Cooking 5 mins
Total 10 mins

Tips

  • You can use fresh or dried leaves of lemon balm.
  • Adjust the brewing time of lemon balm tea according to your taste. If you want a more intense flavor, increase the brewing time. The brewing time is between 5 and 10 minutes.
  • You can also use other natural sweeteners instead of honey.
  • You can also make the recipe without sugar.
  • If you want to consume lemon balm tea cold, chill it in the refrigerator.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of honey
  • 2 teaspoon dried lemon balm

Directions

  1. Chop or lightly crush lemon balm leaves to release their oils. Set it aside.
  2. Boil the water in the kettle.
  3. Then strain the lemon balm through a strainer. Add it to the teapot and pour it into a glass. Pour the boiling water over the leaves.
  4. Pour the hot water into the teacup and let the lemon balm leaves steep for 5–10 minutes. Then strain it.
  5. Optionally, add some honey before drinking.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Lemon Balm Tea
Serves 1
Amount Per Serving
Calories11
% Daily Value*
Sodium 14 mg0.6%
Potassium 7 mg0.1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What Is Lemon Balm?

Lemon balm or Melissa officinalis is a perennial herb from the mint family (Lamiaceae). The lemon balm plant is native to Europe and Africa. The leaves of the plant are usually used for lemon balm tea.

What Are The Benefits of Lemon Balm Tea?

Lemon balm is one of the medicinal fresh herbs. When consumed regularly, 1 cup of lemon balm tea is thought to reduce stress and promote good sleep. Lemon balm tea, which aids digestion and is rich in antioxidants,

Lemon balm tea has many health benefits. However, it is recommended not to be consumed excessively like other plant varieties.

How to Make Lemon Balm Tea?

You can make lemon balm tea with just lemon balm. You can add other herbs to the recipe if you wish. You can prepare healthy tea blends with different herbs.

Rosehip, lavender, and mint are some of these plants that you can use . Rosehip can be brewed with lemon balm. This herb, rich in vitamin C, adds a sour and fruity taste to lemon balm tea. Lavender is beneficial for the nervous system. It has a soothing effect. Peppermint adds a more intense peppermint flavor to this tea. However, orange zest can be used to enhance the citrus flavor of this tea.

How to Make Cold Lemon Balm Tea?

To prepare cold lemon balm tea:

  1. Boil the water on the stove or in the kettle.
  2. Infuse lemon balm leaves in hot water for 5 minutes.
  3. Add sweetener if you wish. Then let the tea mixture cool at room temperature.
  4. Strain the tea leaves using a strainer. Pour the mixture into a glass pitcher filled with ice and add freshly sliced orange or apple slices.
  5. Serve immediately in glasses with ice, or refrigerate in an airtight container for later consumption.

How to Use Lemon Balm?

Lemon balm has many uses in the kitchen. You can consume it as a tea, both hot and cold. You can also use it in many recipes, from desserts to salads, from soups to sauces. Lemon balm adds a citrus flavor to desserts. It is used to add freshness to fruit or vegetable salads. It can be used in place of lemon zest in soups or sauces. You can also use lemon balm in dishes prepared with seafood.

Recipe byPetite Gourmets

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