Lemon Verbena Mint Detox Tea


This is a simple detox tea. Lemon verbena is delicious! I came across it while I was picking up my summer herb plants last spring. I had never heard of it before but learned it is good for cooking and tea. Little did I know this little herb has some amazing detox and medicinal benefits. I love lemon but hate what the acid does to my teeth. With lemon verbena you get the flavor of lemon without the acid.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
3 mins
Total Time:
8 mins
1 teapot


  • 1 cup boiling water

  • 1 sprig fresh lemon verbena (about 10 leaves)

  • 1 sprig fresh mint (about 15 leaves)

  • 1 teaspoon honey, or to taste


  1. Pour boiling water over verbena and mint sprigs; steep until desired flavor is reached, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in honey.

Cook's Notes:

I keep the leaves on the stem so that I can quickly pull them out right before enjoying; no straining necessary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

25 Calories
6g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 25
% Daily Value *
Sodium 8mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 21mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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