The herb’s citrus flavor and the fragrance is complemented by a gentle lemon sweetness.
Much like lavender, Melissa can be used to soothe an anxious mood and many people recommend it to those suffering from stress or insomnia. Melissa tea has a reputation for being a rejuvenating tonic and even the Prince of Glamorgan and King Charles V of France were known to rely on its health benefits. It is also a highly effective and 100% natural insect repellent, so no need for harsh chemicals.
Much like the rest of the mint family, Melissa is a welcome addition to meat and fish dishes, root vegetables and refreshing side salads. For a quick and delicious way to relieve moments of stress throughout the day, add hot water to a generous handful of the herb and enjoy a comforting melissa tea.