How To Make Fresh Lemongrass Tea

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Lemongrass has a distinct aroma, which makes it easily recognizable. This fragrant tropical grass is predominantly used in Thai and other Asian cuisines. If you are someone who frequents spas very often, you may have surely been offered some lemongrass tea, for it is known to relax the body and mind, apart from releasing out toxins

It is also recommended as a must-have beverage for those who have digestion problems. Besides, lemongrass tea leaves you energized and revitalized. If you haven’t tried it out yet, fret not, as we bring you a simple recipe that can easily be tried out at home.

Lemongrass tea in two jars on a table

How To Make Fresh Lemongrass Tea

Revitalize your taste buds and senses with this oh-so-addictive tea!
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Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: lemongrass tea
Appliance: Refrigerator, Hot plate
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water (filtered)
  • 1 cup lemongrass (fresh)
  • 1 tsp honey (or any other sweetener, optional)
  • 1 slice lime (optional)

Instructions

  • Wash the fresh lemongrass under running water. Clean and cut them into small pieces using a pair of sharp scissors.
    Strands of lemongrass on a light green background
  • Pour water in a saucepan and bring it to boil.
    A chef pouring water in a pan
  • Add the small pieces of lemongrass to it and cover it with a lid.
    A cooking pot with a lid
  • Let the mixture boil for another 10-15 mins. The duration entirely depends on how strong you wish your tea to be.
  • Using a strainer, strain the tea in your favorite cup.
  • Add some sweetener like sugar, honey, or maple syrup, as per your preference. You may also add some herbs or spices like lime, anise, ginger, mint, or cinnamon to suit your taste buds. Now, sit back, relax and enjoy your hot drink!
    A cup of fresh lemongrass tea and cinnamon and star anise near it
  • If you'd like to have a chilled beverage, let the tea cool down and refrigerate it. Garnish it with some lime or lemongrass and serve it chilled!
    Lemongrass tea in two jars on a table

Notes

Usually, the lemongrass tea tastes best on its own, but if you like, you may add the aforementioned sweeteners. We recommend you try it the traditional way first and then adjust the taste as you wish.

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An alumnus of St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, Komal is a quirky writer. She loves to add a touch of creativity to everything she does. She has a diverse background in teaching biology, working as an analyst, and freelancing as a content writer. There are only two ways she can express herself, first is words and second is dance.

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