Leptospermum pubescens, Leptospermum scoparium.
Leptospermum pubescens Lam. Myrtaceae. Tea Tree.
Tasmania and southeastern Australia. The leaves were used by the early settlers as a tea substitute.
Leptospermum scoparium Forst. Tea Tree.
Australia. The leaves were used by Captain Cook in his second voyage as a tea and are reported as furnishing a beverage of a very agreeable, bitter flavor, when the leaves were fresh.
Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.