2 January 2019

Category: My Wellbeing, Recipes, Talking Tea

Australian Lemon Myrtle – The Native Australian Health Hero

Madura Estate, our sub-tropical tea headquarters, is perfectly positioned in the pristine hinterland rainforests of fertile Northern New South Wales. Over the years, our farm has become legendary and we’re certain our geographical advantage has something to do with our happy tea bushes! But did you know we share our region with another Aussie legend? Australian Lemon Myrtle, the ‘superfood of the bush,’ thrives in our region, and we’re proud to include one of nature’s finest resources in our range of award winning teas.

Lemon Myrtle – One of Australia’s healthiest herbs

While lemon myrtle has been used as an indigenous bush medicine and flavouring for thousands of years, its health-giving properties are still being explored for 100% natural food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic use.

The leaves of the lemon myrtle tree are harvested for their aromatic essential oils, citrus-sweet flavour, and amazing health and wellbeing benefits. Rich in antioxidants, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties, lemon myrtle has been known to be effective in easing the symptoms of :

  • Sinus Problems
  • Sore Throats
  • Digestive Issues
  • Allergies
  • Acne
  • Depression
  • Oral Health
  • Headaches
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Cramps
  • Viral Infections

Madura Australian Lemon Myrtle Tea

With such an impressive aroma, taste, and health profile and – seeing as we share the same backyard – it’s no surprise we chose Australia’s favourite herb to partner up with Australia’s favourite tea. The results of this powerhouse combination can be found in our range of herbal infusions and tea-based blends that showcase lemon myrtle as their hero:

Our Green Tea and Lemon Myrtle leaves come in convenient ‘take anywhere’ enveloped bags, and the three herbal infusions are available as leaf infusers packaged in a smart, reusable caddy.

Lemon myrtle has a sweet citral fragrance reminiscent of a day spa.

When brewed, the leaves of lemon myrtle, give off a zesty fragrance that will take you on a sensory journey. The secret lies in citral, the chemical component that gives lemons, lemongrass, and lemon myrtle their wonderful scent. Lemon myrtle, however, is the best natural source of citral known in the world, containing an astounding seven times that of lemongrass!

Deliciously refreshing hot or cold, Madura’s Australian Lemon Myrtle Tea is the perfect year-round tonic. If you’re looking for the perfect pick-me-up to beat the heat this summer, chill out with our Iced Green and Lemon Myrtle Tea:

Ingredients:

  • Crushed ice
  • 4 glasses of cold Madura Green and Lemon Myrtle Tea – (use 4 teabags brewed to packet instructions)
  • 2 cups of fresh cloudy apple juice
  • 4 teaspoons of brown sugar – add more to sweeten to personal taste
  • Bunch of fresh mint
  • 4-6 limes – juiced, add less or more depending on tartness required
  • Lime wedge to serve

Method

In a mortar and pestle grind the brown sugar and mint together, and add a little of the apple juice. Combine remaining ingredients in a glass jar, stir and allow to infuse for at least 2 hours. Strain through a fine sieve and serve in a pitcher with crushed ice. Enjoy!

Madura is 100% Australian owned and operated, so it goes without saying we’d champion one of our country’s greatest native flavours. Australian Lemon Myrtle, we salute you. You’re not only of Australia’s most popular plants, you’re also one of its healthiest. We have a lot in common!

Madura Tea – brewing since 1978!

Sources:

http://www.bushfoodshop.com.au/lemon-myrtle/
https://www.stylecraze.com/articles/health-benefits-of-lemon-myrtle/#gref
http://www.lemonmyrtle.com.au/about-lemon-myrtle/
https://www.playingwithfire.com.au/lemon-myrtle.html

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