Surely, you've heard of lemon balm tea before. I mean, how could you not? It's a delicious tea, with lots of health benefits! Lemon balm tea is a great-tasting, easy-to-make herbal tea. It is a stress reliever, as well as a relaxant. And when you sip on this light-bodied drink, you can enjoy all of its benefits without downing anything too bitter or heavy! Tea for the soul indeed! But is that all this tea is? Absolutely not! Here’s everything you need to know.

a cup of lemon balm tea

What is Lemon Balm Tea?

Lemon balm, or Melissa officinalis, is a perennial herb native to Europe. Its name comes from the fact that it was used as a herb that has been used for centuries in folk medicine to treat everything from anxiety and depression to stomach aches and ulcers. It's also been used as a tea and has become extremely popular over the past few years for its calming, antidepressant and anti-anxiety properties. You might have seen a bottle of lemon balm tea on the shelf at your local health food store or grocery store. 

The taste of Lemon Balm Tea

Lemon Balm Tea is a soothing tea that helps relax your worries and anxieties. Its fresh lemony taste makes it an excellent drink to kick off a relaxing day. It is a simple and sweet way to refresh your mind, body and soul. Lemon balm tea has a lemony smell, with a taste that ranges from slightly sweet to citrusy. The main flavoring in lemon balm tea is lemon, which makes this elixir very zesty and zingy. It is best-served ice cold and makes for an excellent summertime drink!

lemon teacup in a tray

The benefits of Lemon Balm Tea

Lemon Balm Tea contains no caffeine, so it won't keep you awake at night or make it hard for you to fall asleep. This makes it an ideal drink for people who want something relaxing during their day but don't want to take medication or risk side effects from medications. The multi-fold benefits of Lemon Balm Tea include:

  • Lemon balm is a great remedy for coughs and colds. 
  • It improves your digestion and helps you to lose weight. 
  • It has anti-inflammatory properties, so it can be used to ease the symptoms of arthritis and fibromyalgia too.
  • Lemon Balm is used as an antispasmodic and anxiolytic herb. 
  • It promotes healthy blood pressure levels by reducing tremors.
  • The antimalarial properties of lemon balm reduce fevers and promote healing.
  • It also helps relieve heartburn and indigestion due to its anti-spasmodic properties.
  • It can also help with muscle aches and headaches, insomnia and anxiety.

Lemon Balm Tea Recipe

Lemon balm tea is a delicious, fragrant, herbal beverage. Made from the same leaves as lemon verbena and common mints, it has a very pleasing aroma and subtle taste which is even better if you use fresh lemon balm leaves. It is soothing to the stomach and helps ease nausea and upset stomach.


  • 1 cup hot water
  • 3-4 lemon balm leaves
  • ice
  • sugar/ honey


  1. Place fresh or dried lemon balm leaves in a teapot. 
  2. Add boiling water and let steep for 5-10 minutes. 
  3. Pour or strain into your cup. 
  4. If you prefer iced teas, refrigerate until cold.  
  5. Serve as is or add a little sugar or honey.

The best part about making lemon balm tea at home is that you can control the strength of the flavor. If you want a milder, sweeter flavor that's more like herbal tea than an actual lemonade drink, then add less lemon balm and more honey or sugar. If you want something more tangy and zesty, then use more lemon balm and less honey or sugar.

If you want to ensure that your lemon balm tea tastes as fresh as possible, store it in an airtight container in the fridge after brewing so that no flavors from other foods or beverages seep into your brew!

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