How can I sub dried & ground Lemon Myrtle for the Verbena?

What is the best way to sub Lemon verbena w Lemon Myrtle in this recipe? I think it would be excellent given the flavor.

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Nancy June 14, 2021
Usually, dried herbs used in a recipe reflect 3x the same volume of fresh.
As the recipe calls for a "handful of fresh verbena" (which is about 1/3 to 1/2 cup by volume), I'd estimate maximum 1 and 2/3 tbsp to 2 and 2/3 tbsp dried lemon myrtle.
But you don't know the strength of anything until you taste it mixed in, so start smaller than the maximum dried measure, mix, taste and add more if you like).
Hope this help...let us know how it works out.
 
cosmiccook June 16, 2021
Thanks, spoke to an herbalist and Lemon Verbena doesn't do well in New Orleans due to heat--he suggested Lemon Balm. What is the difference in flavor profiles-other than the lemon scent which the balm had in plenty! Is Lemon Balm edible outside of teas and tisanes?
 
Nancy June 18, 2021
Sorry for delay in answering. Yes, Lemon Balm is edible outside of teas- mostly used in salads, poultry dishes and desserts.
 
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