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Recipe for Fresh Iced Lemon Balm Tea

Marlene is a food and beverage fanatic. She particularly loves foods and beverages that have quick and easy recipes.

Lemon balm tea has the fresh, delicious lemon flavor you desire.

Lemon balm tea has the fresh, delicious lemon flavor you desire.

I was at the local home improvement store when I spotted the potted plants just inside the exit in the gardening center. The fresh lemon balm caught my eye because it was so green and beautiful. I truly enjoy the flavor of lemon in recipes, so I could not resist picking up a container and bringing home a lemon balm plant for my own back yard.

It turns out that lemon balm tea is known for bringing a calm and peaceful feeling to people who suffer from anxiety. I found that after drinking it, I sleep better at night. I don't toss and turn, and I sleep soundly all night long. Some people also drink it to help alleviate hot flashes.

Here's how to make a tasty, calming iced tea.

Prep and Cook (Steep) Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

2 hours

2 hours 10 min

Serves eight people eight ounces of iced tea

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I loosely chopped the lemon balm to help release the oils and flavors.

I loosely chopped the lemon balm to help release the oils and flavors.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup lemon balm, chopped
  • 1/2 gallon water, boiled
  • 32 - 40 ice cubes
Making this tea is very easy and fun.

Making this tea is very easy and fun.

Instructions

  1. Place the chopped lemon balm in a container large enough to hold ½ gallon of water. (I used a large ceramic mixing bowl.)
  2. Boil ½ gallon of water.
  3. Pour the boiled water over the lemon balm and cover with a lid. (I used a large dinner plate to cover the bowl.)
  4. Let this mixture steep for at least two hours.
  5. Strain through a colander and pour into ½ gallon container with a pour spout.
  6. Add 4 to 5 ice cubes to each 8 oz. glass.
  7. Pour steeped and strained tea into each glass.
  8. Serve.
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Reported Benefits of Lemon Balm

  • calms anxiety
  • restores depleted energy
  • helps with sleep
  • helps with hot flashes
  • decongestant and antihistamine properties help with asthma and hayfever
  • antibacterial and antiviral properties
  • used as an anxiolytic, sedative, and relaxant

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