Lemon Balm Tea Melissa Officinalis Wonderful For Relaxation And Calming


  • Lemon Balm tea or tisane comes from a member of the mint family, Lamiacea, which also includes the Dead Nettle, a pretty garden wild flower.
  • Originally native to southern Europe, Lemon Balm has become almost a weed in some gardens, but the bees love it, so much so that the scientific name Melissa, is Greek for Honey Bee.
  • Lemon Balm as well as being used as an herbal tea, can be found flavouring ice cream and fruit based desserts. I have just discovered it is also used for making a Lemon Balm Pesto, which I can’t wait to make.
  • Recent research has shown that daily consumption of this herbal tea, for just 30 days, has reduced ‘oxidative stress’ in radiology staff exposed to persistent low-level radiation as well as producing a marked reduction in plasma DNA damage.
  • Drunk as a tisane it has a mild sedative or calming effect, and has shown to improve mood and increase mental performance. In the 14th century the Carmelite nuns from the Abbey of Saint Just, formulated a herbal tonic based on Lemon Balm called Carmelite Water or Eau de Carmes.
  • A teaspoon of these dried leaves in boiling water for five minutes is all you need to know about preparing this traditional drink.
  • You will receive 95 grams of tea for £5.00 this will allow you to make 47 cups of tea. Two gram per cup, this tea can be re-infused at least three times making up to 141 cups of tea. This works out at between ten pence per cup and three pence per cup when re-infused. 
  • At Gently Stirred every order is gift wrapped so if you're buying for a number of different people just add that information at checkout

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