It probably goes without saying, but technically this isn't tea. To truly be tea, the brew needs leaves of the camellia sinensis plant in it. Nonetheless, this is mighty fragrant and flavorful. Got some lemon balm (aka lemon mint) around? Or any mint? Just grab a handful of leaves and pour boiling water over them. Fresh goodness in a flash!
Lemon balm is in the mint family. I've just read that its crushed leaves are good to repel mosquitoes. Yay!, since I seem to attract them. Lemon balm is tough stuff. If you have a black thumb, give this a try...in a pot! Or, if you enjoy pulling up weeds, then plant this in your garden! :-) It makes a lovely tisane. And I like to add it to iced tea, fruit salads, and whatnot.