Mexican Lemon Verbena Tea
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Lemon Verbena Tea Recipe

Recipe to prepare a delicate, fragrant Mexican lemon verbena tea (té de cedrón) which is lightly sweetened with natural honey. Delicious served hot or iced.
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Drink
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cédron, herbal tea, lemon verbena, tea
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 22kcal
Author: Andrés Carnalla


  • 3 lemon verbena leaves
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 tsp. honey or sweetener of choice optional


  • Place the 3 lemon verbena leaves in the 4 cups of water. 
  • Boil for 15 minutes.
  • Serve hot or iced with a teaspoon of honey in each glass for sweetness.


Adjusting the Flavor
Our recipe makes a very delicately flavored tea. Chopping the leaves before boiling releases more flavor if you prefer a stronger tea.
Preparing Iced Tea
Double or triple the quantity of leaves if you are preparing iced lemon verbena tea.
Sweetener Options
You can use agave nectar, stevia or sugar to sweeten your tea instead of honey. It is also delicious unsweetened.
Plant Names
Lemon verbena is also known as lemon beebush. In Mexico, it is called cedrón.


Calories: 22kcal | Sodium: 5mg | Sugar: 6g