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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…

 

 lemongrass-tea

LEMONGRASS 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

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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.

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