Tea Recipe: Lemon Verbena Tea-Pops

Lately, I have been playing around with one of my favourite herbs, Lemon Verbena. It is a plant whose leaves and flowering tops are used to make medicine. 

It is not the most common herbal tea. But the flavour, a combination of lemongrass, licorice, and spearmint, is both unique and versatile. It's perfect concocting tea recipes with.

And the best way to start tinkering, I thought, is to bring back an old classic: the Tea-Pop.

Light and refreshing, this Tea-Pop is great to pass the time on a lazy, hazy afternoon.

Bon Appe-TEA!

Tea Recipe to Make Lemon Verbena Tea-Pops

  • 2 TBSP lemon verbena, loose
  • 1¼ cups sugar
  • 2¼ cups fresh lemon juice


1. Add sugar and 1¼ cups water to a small saucepan and slowly, over medium heat, bring to a boil.

2. Once boiling, add lemon verbena and reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved about 5 minutes. Let cool slightly, then strain the lemon verbena.

3. Blend lemon verbena syrup, lemon juice, and 3 ⅓ cups water in a blender 1 minute. Pour lemon/lemon verbena mixture into ice-pop molds. Cover and insert sticks.

4. Freeze until solid, at least 4 hours. Dip molds briefly in hot water to release pops.

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Taking herbal formulas in conjunction with a healthy diet and lifestyle can be beneficial for one’s health and well-being.