Lemongrass Tea

31 Dec

One of my favorite teas is lemongrass tea… it’s calming, soothing and great as an after dinner tea.  I love it seasoned with brown sugar. And now that the weather is a bit chillier, it’s great to have a nice cup before going to bed.

The lemongrass plant is very easy to grow.  It looks like those grasses that grow next to the road…  Even though I’ve seen the hard part of the grass used in Thai cooking, I use the grass blades to make the tea.  Here’s a picture to familiarize you with the plant.

lemongrass-plantJust find yourself some lemongrass blades and it’s super easy to make the tea…




A small handful of lemongrass blades
2 cups of water
Brown sugar or honey to taste


  1. In a medium pot, add water and lemongrass blades.  Cover the pot and bring to a boil.
  2. After the water and lemongrass have boiled for about 5 minutes, turn off the heat and allow the tea to cool enough to drink.
  3. Season with brown sugar or honey to taste



If you find lemongrass blades, you can easily freeze them to use whenever you want to make some tea.  I place them in freezer ziplock bags and keep them in the freezer and just take a few blades when you’re ready to boil them.


5 Responses to “Lemongrass Tea”

  1. recipes2share January 9, 2009 at 3:45 am #

    What a beautiful serene picture – I will think of it next time. i love to use lemongrass, but it is never this attractive fron the supermarket!

  2. K January 9, 2009 at 5:37 pm #

    Alton Brown did a series this summer ‘Feasting on Waves’ and he talked about Bush Tea – the lemon grass like what you have and soursop leaves – the fruit looks like a cherimoya but I don’t know if you can eat it like one or not – I have never heard of it – but maybe you have. I love the fragrance of lemon grass and have been wanting to try it as a tea. I have also wondered if kaffir lime leaves could be brewed or if that would be too strong of a taste.

  3. jd January 13, 2009 at 4:54 am #

    I *love* tea, but have never tried lemongrass tea before. This sounds so lovely – I can’t wait to give it a try.

    Thanks for the fantastic idea!

  4. gosu April 1, 2009 at 11:51 am #

    How to make tea from that lemongrass from supermarket cause they don’t really have many blades? and what shall i pull away cause they say some of the blades are bitter ?

    KFC – I do not know what is available at your supermarket… I have bought the ALVITA brand and it works, but is nothing like finding a plant and cutting the blades and making the tea yourself. I have not found the blades to be bitter at all… then again I sweeten the tea with brown sugar.

    You do need to be careful because the blades are so thin you might get cut – like paper cuts. I have cut my hands often while cutting the blades from the plant.

    • Anna October 14, 2018 at 9:21 am #

      The store bought ones I peel the outer edges off, cut up down to root, throw away root then boil the chopped pieces for 5-10 minutes then cover and let steep for a while. Sweeten wi th whatever you like.

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