Do you like tea? Of cause you do... black tea, green tea, ice tea, herb tea, with sugar and milk, with lemon, etc... There are many kinds and sorts of tea, from the old times mankind used to that drink. People will never stop their experiments with its taste and flavor. How many people so many tastes. But it is not just a drink. Different countries have special tea traditions and tea ceremonies, real ritual action with a long history full of mystery.
So, why people prefer tea? Some even can't live without it. Nowadays it's a part of our everyday life. The answer is in its benefit. In winter it can warm you, in summer iced tea refreshes, with this drink you feel comfortable and restful. Moreover, herb tea helps people with illnesses and sometimes better than medicine. The great variety of herbs that are good for tea, but we would like to introduce Lemon Catnip and Lemon Catnip Tea.
What is lemon catnip? Scientific name: Nepeta Cataria Citriodorata It is form of catnip, very similar, looks like common catnip herb, has the same name except the additional "Lemon", but still different. First of all, cats have no interest in lemon, as we know cats go mad about normal catnip, they can crush it into pieces under its effect and they absolutely don't care about lemon variant of catnip. Then, the difference is in the scent and the taste. It smells of lemon.
In addition, the normal form of catnip is a weed and it flourishes everywhere and propagates in no time. At the same time lemon catnip may be used as a landscape plant, soft grayish lemon scented foliage and white stalks of flowers would be the wonderful start for your herb garden filled with lemon aroma. It is a self-seed hardy perennial plant.
Lemon catnip is easily grown from seed, cuttings or root divisions, preferably to grow in dry areas. It has tall stems 2-3 ft., limey gray green leaves, white flowers, and a strong lemon fragrance. Quite easy to grow. Both catnip and lemon catnip are used in teas. Lemon scented catnip makes tea wonderful, gives a refreshing lemony flavor. It is used fresh or dry. It depends on you to make pure lemon catnip tea or to mix different herbs or just add some leaves as drink additives. You may drink the herbal teas hot or cold, with ice, sweeten slightly if desired. Some prefer tea with honey and lemon.
You may drink lemon catnip tea in case of a cold. It really helps with your restless sleep at night, the lemony smell will make you relax. The catnip herb is calming, relaxing. Some say it promotes beauty and mirth, brings you positive energy. To make that wonderful tea is easy as common tea. Of cause there are lots of recipes but the most easiest way is to take a handful of herbs, to roll them and pour boiling water over, but not to boil the herb; allow to steep for a few minutes and the lemon catnip tea is ready. Pregnant women should avoid this herb, and be careful in general and should consult their doctor about the use of any herb. Also, the persons who are prone to allergic reactions should also be very careful about the use of any herbal tea.