Australian Native Lemon Myrtle leaves freshly picked by Dave Hogan and his family from The Hogan farm, based in New Italy (northern NSW).
The combination of Lemon Myrtle and green tea is a powerful and strongly antioxidant booster - a very good reason to add a cup a day to your daily health routine. It is also considered a calming and refreshing beverage.
Lemon Myrtle is 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. 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, removes bad room odors and calms noisy children.
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’.
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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