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Wild Bergamot

March 6, 2020

Monarda didyma is a perennial herb and wildflower from the mint family which is a common sight in the English country gardens which gave inspiration to Broken Clock Vodka’s recipe.

Varieties of Monarda were brought to Britain from North America by botanists during the 17th and 18th centuries and are now widely cultivated and also considered a wild plant.

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It’s often considered the leaves taste like the fruit Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) - a flavour made popular in the Georgian era - and hence Monarda was given the name, Wild Bergamot.

From Spring to Autumn it blooms with attractive red or purple flowers and over the winter months the hardy seed heads will attract birds.

Its fragrant leaves can be steeped in hot water to make a delicious tea and the Native Americans were well known to appreciate different parts of the plant for their health benefits including antiseptic properties, aiding dental hygiene alleviating stomach and bronchial ailments.