Lemongrass ginger tea - a soothing and refreshing herbal tea made with fresh lemongrass, ginger and sweetened with honey. This refined sugar-free, caffeine-free and dairy-free tea makes a healthy and aromatic morning drink to kick start your day.
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Lemongrass has complex and sophisticated flavours with a citrusy aroma, it imparts a lemon flavour that is so refreshing and relaxing. Small piece of ginger adds a hint of mild spicy flavour.
Lemongrass Ginger tea recipe variations
Add a dash of lemon juice to enhance the flavour and to add an extra citrus note to your tea.
For a vegan version, swap maple syrup or agave for honey.
Few fresh mint leaves make a great addition and add a peppery flavour. Roughly chop the leaves and steep with lemongrass.
How to make Lemongrass Ginger Iced Tea?
Follow the same process to make tea, let it cool down to room temperature and then chill it in the fridge for at least 3 hours or until you are ready to serve. Once chilled, pour tea over a glass of ice cubes. Garnish with a lemon wheel and enjoy your tea!
If you don't have time to chill the tea then let it cool down slightly and pour in a glass over ice and enjoy!
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As the name indicates, the lemongrass and ginger are the main ingredients required to make this tea. I've used both fresh but you can use frozen or dried lemongrass.
I've used honey as a sweetener. Feel free to swap agave or maple syrup for honey.
Slice lemongrass stalks lengthwise and crush them slightly.
Bring water to a rolling boil in a saucepan, add lemongrass stalk, ginger and simmer for 10 minutes.
Pour the tea in a cup, mix in honey and enjoy hot and aromatic tea.
Lemongrass is slightly crushed to release more flavours.
There are no specific measurements of the ingredients for this recipe, just add more or less to suit your taste. First, add a couple of lemongrass stalks and a small piece of ginger, once it is boiled taste it, add more if necessary.
I've used store-bought lemongrass stalks, you can use lemongrass leaves if you get them in stores or if you grow in your garden.
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Lemongrass Ginger Tea
1 cup = 250ml ; 1 tablespoon =15ml
- 1 stalk Lemongrass
- 2 cups Water
- 1 inch Ginger peeled and roughly sliced into discs
- 1 teaspoon Honey
- Slice lemongrass stalks lengthwise and crush them slightly.
- In a saucepan, bring water to rolling boil.
- Add lemongrass stalks, ginger and boil for 10 minutes or more if you prefer stronger flavour.
- Turn off the heat, discard lemongrass stalk and ginger.
- Pour the tea in a cup, mix in honey and enjoy hot and aromatic tea.
This recipe is a part of A to Z challenge, a challenge initiated by super active bloggers Jolly Makkar and Vidya Narayan on Facebook Group, wherein a group of bloggers come together and we choose key ingredients alphabetically to cook and post a dish every month. This month challenge is to make a dish with an ingredient name starting with letter 'L' so I choose Lemongrass as a star ingredient.
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