Lemongrass Tea - Make and Enjoy a Super Tasty, Super Healthy Cup of Herbal Tea
Most often used in Thai stir fries and Oriental cooking, it may be a surprise to know you can use it to make lemongrass tea. And not only does it a make a tasty beverage, it also has a whole host health benefits. Making your own takes a bit more time than a regular herbal tea but in about 15 minutes you'll be enjoying a super healthy tea with many medicinal and well-being uses that come along with it! So, if you're into making homemade spiced and herbal teas then give this one a try! (See the bottom of the page for more homemade mixes, seasonings and blends)
What You'll Need:(makes 2 cups)
4 lemongrass stalks A piece of fresh ginger root for grating Optional sweetener e.g honey/sugar/agave nectar etc Enough water for 2½ cups (Some water will evaporate during simmering)
In a pan, bring the water to a boil
Meanwhile, chop the bottom off the lemongrass stalks and remove the outer leaves
Now place the stalks on a tea towel and fold over
Using a heavy object bash the stalks so they break down a bit. A meat tenderizer or rolling pin are good for bashing
Roughly chop the bashed stalks and set aside for a moment
Grate about 2 tablespoons worth of ginger root
Add the lemongrass and ginger to your pan, replace the lid, turn down the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes
After simmering give a quick stir
Finally, strain into your cups, and if using, stir in the sweetener
That's it! Serve and enjoy.
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Homemade Lemongrass & Ginger Tea
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