Common Names: Common balm, Melissa, Sweet balm
Lemon balm, also known by its scientific name Melissa officinalis, is a herb that belongs to the mint family. It is widely recognized for its distinct lemony scent and flavor. When it comes to taste, lemon balm offers a delightful combination of citrusy, floral, and slightly sweet notes. Its flavor is often described as bright, refreshing, and tangy, reminiscent of lemon with hints of mint and a subtle herbal undertone. At Little Woods, lemon balm is one of the main ingredients for Tuscan Dawn.