Lemon & Anise Myrtle Products

$19.50$30.00 inc. GST

Lemon myrtle (Backhousia Citriodora) is known anecdotally as ‘The Queen of The Lemon Herbs’ due to its high natural citral content. At 90%+, this citral content is the highest among any plants known to man. With a fresh and crisp flavour profile, it is touted as ‘lemonier than lemons’; undoubtedly leading to its extensive use in the global food and beverage industry.

Our lemon myrtle trees take 4-5 years to produce at their peak, but it only takes 20 hours for our team to process and pack nature’s best lemon flavour straight from the tree, into a triple-foil sealed bag. That’s as fresh as it can get!

We believe in nature’s incredible healing power, and we are very fortunate to be able to provide this to our customers and consumers – nourishment through nature.

Recently our general manager Ross Norris joined Kim Berry, editor of Food & Drink Business, to give a glimpse of some behind-the-scenes action on our lemon myrtle farms. We are leading the way with our lemon myrtle, and we look forward to uncovering and sharing more about this remarkable Australian native botanical with you.

Click this link to hear what Ross has to say about it to Food&Drink


Click this link for Recipes with Lemon Myrtle leaf on the ANP website


The Taste, Touch, and Smell of Lemon Myrtle – A Sensory Wonder-Plant

A gift to the senses, lemon myrtle has been used in Indigenous food and medicine for thousands of years, yet its name is unfamiliar to many.
This diverse plant is used to create flavours that liven up everyday food, scents that lift people’s spirits, and natural beauty products that cleanse and invigorate.
If you’re yet to experience the power of this native botanical, here’s what you can expect!

Once you smell the distinctive, aromatic, and sweet lemon fragrance of lemon myrtle, you’ll be hooked. Its aroma has been described as that of a lemon lolly, perfumed with menthol notes. We harvest the plants for their lemon myrtle leaves, which release this strong scent when crushed.

The plant’s sweet citrus aroma comes from its natural compounds – citral, citronellal, and linalool. The leaves can be distilled into an essential oil, which is used as a natural alternative to artificial fragrances found in household cleaning, beauty, and personal care products. Its fresh citrus fragrance is also used in aromatherapy and air fresheners, creating the invigorating smell of the Australian bush.

Described as ‘lemonier than lemon’, lemon myrtle has a sweet, yet spicy flavour with intense yet refreshing citrus notes. It’s the botanical that swings both ways, with lemon myrtle leaves and powder suitable in both sweet & savoury cooking and baking. The culinary applications of lemon myrtle include everything from artisan chocolates and high-end restaurant desserts, to everyday marinades and spice rubs for home cooks.

The bold, herbaceous flavours of lemon myrtle also make it a popular botanical in distilled spirits. Already a popular ingredient in gin, bartenders are now experimenting with lemon myrtle in liqueurs, vermouth, and cocktail syrups. It also gives a distinctly Australian flavour to carbonated beverages like seltzers and kombucha, while its dried leaves can be used as a refreshing herbal infusion in both hot and iced teas.

Every part of the lemon myrtle plant is useful, even the stems. The flavour and fragrance of this native botanical is incredibly versatile, allowing it to be used across a wide range of applications.

We supply the dried leaf in three different sizes (6mm, 2mm, and 1.6mm) for different uses, including tea, spice rubs, and healthy smoothie powders. Lemon myrtle microfibre is also made from the stems of the plant and can be used as a textural component to body scrubs and soaps.

Our pure essential oils are steam distilled on our plantations using lemon myrtle leaves, while our hydrosol (or floral water) is less potent than oil and has a more mild aroma that is suited to cosmetic, cleaning, and home fragrance products.



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