Delicious, fragrant Lemon Myrtle tisane and blends
Caffeine & tannin free, Lemon Myrtle makes a delicious cup of tea as well as a great ingredient in cooking. 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. Other 'lemony' essential oils come from citrus (3-10% citral), lemon grass (75%), the tropical Verbena (74%), the Lemon Scented Tea Tree (80%), but Lemon Myrtle is the world's richest known natural source of citral (90-98%). Harvesting of the Lemon Myrtle leaf occurs nine months of the year, excluding the three months of monsoon season from January to March. The fragrant leaf is then dried in hot air dryers specifically designed to dry the leaf efficiently and hygienically without damaging the leaf's natural essential oil composition. 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.