Oswego-tea meaning

An aromatic perennial plant (Monarda didyma) native to eastern North America, having tubular scarlet flowers grouped in dense heads.
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A North American mint (Monarda didyma) with dense terminal heads of brilliant-red flowers.
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The tea brewed from its leaves.
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An American aromatic herb (Monarda didyma) with bright red labiate flowers.
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Origin of oswego-tea

So called because its leaves and flowers are used to make tea