Thursday, July 21, 2011

Lemongrass Tea

After enjoying some lemongrass tea from our local farmers market I thought I'd try my hand at making some.  I picked up a lemongrass plant this summer and I'd noticed it was getting quite tall so it seemed a good opportunity to make some tea.  If you don't have a lemongrass plant, you can usually find the stalks for sale in the produce section.  The lighter colored base has the strongest lemon-y flavor, but you can use the green leaves as well.

What you'll need:

Lemongrass (approx 1/2 cup chopped up into 3-inch pieces)
Water (about 6 cups)
Sweetener (if desired)

Boil your water, drop in the leaves, let them simmer for about 20 minutes.  Strain out the leaves, sweeten to taste. ( I used stevia)  Pop into the fridge and enjoy it iced.

Lemongrass goes well with a lot of other teas, I love to pop in a couple bags of pomegranate or orange tea herbal tea.

P.S. I didn't include pictures because, well, lemongrass tea isn't very photogenic.  It smells good, it tastes good but doesn't make for anything lovely to look at.

2 comments:

Lesalina said...

Lemongrass intimidates me but this sounds yummy!

-Claire said...

It is yummy! I say if you can handle basil, you can handle lemongrass :)