Now it may not be the most versatile of herbs. In fact I guarantee it is not. We easily use the chives and parsley most often, and who can argue against the wonderful flavor of fresh basil, but my favorite is hands-down the lemon verbena.
We use the lemon verbena in tea along with some fresh mint leaves. I am going to attempt to dry the leaves so I can enjoy this refreshing herbal tea all. year. long. I Gathered several handfuls of leaves and pulled out the old de-humidifier we got from a friend who was cleaning out her late grandfather’s estate.
Final thought: If you don’t have a lemon verbena plant buy one. Ours was $4 from the local Home Depot. If it dies you’re only out $4 and if it lives, oh the glory that will be wafted about your property will be priceless!
Of course while I was drying these I got an urge for some delicious lemon verbena mint tea. So what is a girl to do? Guess I’ll just brew up a pot. Want a play-by-play of that too? I know you do! (short version: put leaves in pot, add hot water.)
Mint and Lemon Verbena leaves for a 3 cup pot of tea. Even Beanie loves the smell and is always asking if she can pick one just to have.