Latin Name: Backhousia Citriodora
Lemon Myrtle is a uniquely refreshing and exquisitely aromatic “tea”. Caffeine-free Lemon Myrtle has an intense refreshing lemon-lime aroma and taste that can be enjoyed either plain or in one of our interesting and healthy blends.
Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia Citriodora) is indigenous to the coastal, sub-tropical rainforests of Queensland, Australia, from Brisbane to Rockhampton in a range of altitudes from 50 to over 800 m above sea level. The Sunshine Coast and Proserpine area are identified as main areas of natural strands.
Baron Ferdinand von Müller named Backhousia Citriodora in 1853 after James Backhouse (1794-1869), an English nurseryman and keen botany collector. Backhouse was an early Quaker missionary who visited Australia in 1832-8, documenting the unique Australian flora and fauna as well as writing about Australian society during that era.
Australian Lemon Myrtle is grown, harvested, and processed from plantations of 1.4 million trees, grown without the use of pesticides, and is certified organic. Strict hygiene standards are maintained during all production processes to ensure a consistent, clean, quality product. The lemon myrtle is 100% natural, is not solvent extracted, is not irradiated, and does not contain synthetic ingredients, preservatives, artificial flavors, or artificial colors.