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3 Ways to Enjoy Lemon Verbena You Should Try!

In today’s article, we will deal with how we can enjoy the unique aromas of a special herb, Lemon Verbena. Lemon verbena is usually consumed as a hot herbal tea, in combination or not with other herbs.

But what is the best way to make a hot lemon verbena drink? How else could we try it? Have you ever tried making a cold tea of Lemon verbena?

We present three different ways to use lemon verbena that we tried and really liked. There are many ways in which you can consume this herb either in cooking or as a beverage. Below you will find ways to prepare hot and cold Lemon verbena drinks but also an alternative way to enjoy one of the most popular cocktails!

Let’s find out together!

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Lemon Verbena offers refreshing health benefits, as it can help relieve headaches, improve digestion, and promote respiratory function, giving a sense of freshness and well-being.

Enjoy Lemon Verbena hot Drink, “Te de cedrón” as it is said in Mexico!

Lemon verbena consumption is high worldwide and especially in parts of Central America and Mexico. Lemon verbena is consumed both for its healing properties and its wonderful aroma. There are many who prefer it as an alternative to coffee. A hot lemon verbena drink is the perfect choice to end our day and let’s see how we can easily prepare it:

  1. Place a few lemon verbenas leaves in a closing container *. We only need 3 to 4 dried leaves.
  2. Add 200ml (a cup) of hot water, temperature 90οC *.
  3. Wait for three to five minutes. Time depends on how “strong” we want our drink, the more we leave it the stronger.
  4. Remove the herb from the pan.
  5. Our drink is ready to enjoy. If we prefer sweeter flavors, add a teaspoon of honey.

The preparation and preparation time is only 5 minutes and we have prepared an aromatic, healthy, and natural drink!

Enjoy Lemon Verbena

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Iced Tea with Dittany, Lemon Verbena, and Orange:

Lemon verbena can be prepared in a cold drink very easily making a delicious cold tea with a lemon aroma. Here we combine it with Cretan dittany and orange, taking off aromas and flavors!

For making a glass of cold lemon verbena drink with dittany, firstly we will need a tablespoon full of dried lemon verbena leaves of excellent quality and a tablespoon of Cretan dittany. Heat a cup of fresh water, just before boiling point (at 90oC *). Add the herb leaves and cover the pan. Wait for about 5 minutes. Remember that we want a strong drink, as we will add ice.

Serve in a glass full of ice, adding a little fresh sweet orange juice. Decorate your glass with a slice of orange and 2 lemon verbena leaves!

*We want our water to be just before the boiling point in order not to lose the essential oils of our herb with the steam, while the utensil must be closed in order to capture properties and aromas in our hot cup.

Enjoy Lemon Verbena tofillo


Gin & Tonic with Lemon Verbena

Let’s try something different now! Pretty much all of us have tried lemon verbena either in a hot drink or in an iced one. But how many of you have tried it in cocktails?

The sweet lemon aroma of lemon verbena blends wonderfully with the bitter taste of the tonic and the spicy aromas of the gin! If gin & tonic is the drink you usually enjoy, then it is worth trying this variation!

For this alternative cocktail you will need:

  • 3-4 leaves of lemon verbena
  • 2 juniper berries
  • A little lemon zest
  • 35ml of your favorite Gin
  • 100ml Tonic
  • 1/2 lime or lemon
  • 3-4 ice cubes



  • Squeeze half a lime or lemon (set aside the juice).
  • Finely chop the flesh and skin left over from the squeezing.
  • In a shaker add the gin, lemon verbena, berries, lemon zest, and chopped lime or lemon.
  • Mix very well.
  • Add the ice to a glass of your choice.
  • Strain the mixture from the shaker into the glass.
  • Add the tonic to our glass
  • We enjoy our cocktail!


You can add a thin slice of lemon or lime, as well as fresh lemon verbena leaves when serving to give a more impressive look!


Enjoyment and health benefits

The origin of Aloysia citrodora (the Latin name of lemon verbena) is South America. However, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, but also to its rich aroma and taste, it is widely known around the world. People traditionally use it to fight stress, insomnia, muscle spasms, colds, and indigestion. In other words, lemon verbena can be beneficial for both your physical and mental health.

Love the taste of citrus?

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Sip on this delicious tea and enjoy its lemon aroma – it’s sure to brighten up your day!

Final Thoughts

Which preparation did you like the most? We enjoyed all three of these drinks! To enjoy any of the above you will need the best raw materials. So, visit our online store and order organic lemon verbena from our production!


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