350ml, 50ml, Spray
No 585 German Lemon Balm
17,50 € – 69,00 €
350,00 € – 197,14 € / l
The Latin name Melissa, as it is also often called, is revealing: the Greek words melissa and meli, which mean bee and honey, give an idea of how popular the honey-rich small whitish flowers of lemon balm are with bees. Artepitheton officinalis, on the other hand, is a reference to the medicinal use of the plant. Due to their calming and carminative effect, the leaves are used to treat sleep disorders and functional gastrointestinal disorders but have also long been widely used as a spice in Europe. Among the numerous ingredients of Melissa that are the reason for its widespread use, we are mainly interested in the essential oil, because this is responsible for the smell and taste of our spirit. Its aromatic, lemony, spicy aromas are mainly contributed by the monoterpene aldehydes citronellal, geranial (i.e. citral a) and neral (i.e. citral b), in which the proportion of the first one mentioned varies considerably according to the country of origin. Geraniol (flowery and rose notes), linalool (floral and woody notes) and other terpenoid substances also contribute to the refreshing overall impression that sets our pure Melissa spirit apart. We highly recommend using it for mixing, in fine cuisine or drunk neat at room temperature for immediate enjoyment.
350ml – 69,00 € (42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
50ml – 17,50 € (42 % vol – 350,00 €/l)
50ml Spray – 19,50 € (50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
Prices incl. VAT.