Lemon Myrtle Tea Infusion

Lemon Myrtle TeaLemon Myrtle is a wonderful native spice.  We make a delicious Lemon Myrtle Tea Infusion daily and really enjoy the benefits. Here are some quick tips on how to use this bush food:

Lemon Myrtle Tea Infusion

Lemon Myrtle TeaWe make Lemon Myrtle tea everyday – it is very uplifting. All you have to do is to pick a handful of fresh leaves from the bush and put into a tea pot. Pour in the boiling water and let steep for 5 minutes.

If you don’t have access to fresh Lemon Myrtle leaves, we sell packets of dried Lemon Myrtle Tea at Peppermint Ridge Native Food.

The tea is highly aromatic and full of antioxidants, Vitamins E  & B, Iron, Magnesium and lots of calcium.  It also has Lutein that is a compound that helps keep the macular in your eye healthy – pretty good eh? The tea has no caffeine or tannins – we drink at least 2 pots every day.

Lemon Myrtle Oil.

The oil from Lemon Myrtle can be extracted by steam – try a few drops in your bath or mix with olive oil for a wonderful dressing.

Growing Lemon Myrtle.

It grows well in Victorian gardens. It prefers some protection from hot and drying summer winds and winter frosts.  I grow it to the south of larger shrubs which give the ideal protection. In my garden it grows to about 2.5 to 3 metres tall. If you’d like to try growing your own Lemon Myrtle, we propogate and sell Lemon Myrtle plants at our bush food nursery so you can grow them in your backyard.

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At Peppermint Ridge Farm we are passionate about Australian native foods and spices.  We run bush food cooking classes, tours of our Australian Spice Garden, and foodie events on site in Tynong North, Victoria.  We are also available for private functions. Find us on our website: www.peppermintridgefarm.com.au.