Lemon Verbena in Origin
Organic Lemon Verbena most likely originated in South America and was brought to Europe by the Spanish in the 17th century. Rich in nutrients, the Greek soil and climate became a haven for the development of this delicate lemony treat.
Lemon Verbena’s flowers are of a particular color and a fragrance so unique that it has inspired poets as well as writers. It is believed to have gotten its name from the queen Maria Luisa de Parma Teresa, who found it to be a exceptionally flavorful beverage.
Cultivating Organic Lemon Verbena
FYSIS obtains its Organic Lemon Verbena via small farms who emphasize in quality and not in quantity. FYSIS Lemon Verbena is organic, which means we comply with strict standards of pesticide free growth and preservation. We ensure that no heavy machinery is used to obtain our Organic Lemon Verbena. Heavy machinery damages the delicate leaves causing flavour to leak out before we could ever get it to the drying stages. Each leaf is handpicked and processed with the utmost care so that we deliver every drop of goodness in our Lemon Verbena from our door to yours.
Organic Lemon Verbena in Cuisine
Organic Lemon Verbena is a unique herb that it does not lose its flavour during cooking. It can be used wherever you use lemon, as well as combined with lemon balm for a more intense flavour. Sweet and lemon-like in fragrance, it’s often used to add flavour to white meat sauces as well as both fruit and green salads. Sometimes it can be used as a flavouring in both hot and cold herbal teas.
The Famous Organic Lemon Verbena Tea
Organic Lemon Verbena, although popular for its use in cooking, is usually consumed as a beverage. Rich with fragrance and flavour, Lemon Verbena is mostly famous for its use as a tea by itself. When making the tea, it is very important to prefer mineral water, because sometimes bad quality tap water could degrade the flavor of your beverage. Heat up a cup of water, until it has boiled. Remove it from heat and steep 5 leaves of Organic Lemon Verbena. After about 7-10 minutes, use a strainer to take out the leaves, and serve in the cup. Optionally, you can add honey, stevia or sugar.
White meat sauces – Green salads – Fruit salads – As hot beverage
Similar to tea, 4-5 leaves of lemon verbena are added to boiling water for 4 to 5 minutes. Optionally, you can add honey, stevia or sugar.