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Lemon Myrtle

New Mexico Tea Company
  • Spoon 1 tsp Per Cup
  • Kettle 212°F
  • Timer 5-7 Min

Hot Tea Brewing Instructions:

Bring spring or filtered drinking water to 212°F in a kettle. Add 1 tsp of tea leafs to a cup. Always pour boiling water over tea leafs and let steep 5-7 minutes.

Any of these variables can be changed to suit your particular palate, so experiment! Many teas can be steeped multiple times (especially green, white, and oolong). When steeping a tea multiple times increase the length of steep time slightly with each successive infusion.

Iced Tea Brewing Instructions:

1) Hot water method: For 1 gallon of iced tea, bring half a gallon of filtered water to boil in a pot. Turn off heat, and add 3 tablespoons (1 oz of tea), let steep for 5-7 minutes. Strain the tea into the other half gallon of cool water and refrigerate. If you want to serve immediately, you can pour the concentrate over ice to cool and dilute, then pour over ice again.

2) Sun tea: use a glass container and add 1 tsp of loose tea of each cup of water directly into the jug. Then set in the sun for a few hours, tasting occasionally to get the desired strength.

3) Cold brew: The slow cold-water-steeping method extracts natural sweetness and flavor from the tea leaf. It lessens the bitterness and tangy-ness produced by tannic acid so your tea tastes smooth and mild. Add 1 tsp of tea per cup of cold water and put in the refrigerator. When the water is chilled, your tea will be ready!

Price: $6.75

Free Sample (one total per month)
4oz(20% off)$21.60
8oz(35% off)$35.10
16oz(45% off)$59.40
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Gift Tin w/ Label$4.00Hold approx. 2oz. of this tea.
Extra Label$.50For your own tin (3.75" x 2.4")
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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.


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