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Lemon Grass Tea ~ 香檬草茶


Lemongrass tea is a soothing and comforting beverage, which can be enjoyed especially after a heavy meal.  It helps to treat indigestion, constipation, heartburn and diarrhea and its high potassium content also helps lower and regulate blood pressure.  This herbal tea is refreshing and delicious hot or cold, with or without any sweetener.




Lemongrass Tea ~ 香檬草茶

Ingredients

6 stalks of lemongrass
6 cups water
6 Tbsp sugar or more
Lime
Honey (optional)

Method

Discard the green upper part of the lemongrass
Smash the lemongrass using a hammer or meat tenderizer
Boil the water and once boiling, throw in the lemongrass
Simmer for 30 mins. on low flame
Discard the lemongrass and add sugar to taste, mix well
Squeeze in some lime juice, mix well
Serve this tea, hot or cold.

Note

Omit sugar if you intend to add honey
You can also add in some ginger slices and pandan leaves
to boil together with the lemongrass


Comments

  1. This is my favourite tea. Love to go with lemon. Thanks for sharing, Cheah!

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  2. Delightful! Love the aroma and taste of lemon grass.

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  3. this looks nice love the flavor of lemongrass

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  4. Why do you simmer for 30 minutes? And not for like 5-10? Does the flavour really change? o.o
    I tried the recipe twice today but wasn't patient enough to wait 30 minutes (I did 10 tops). It's delicious though, I especially love the iced tea version you suggested! ^^ Thank you for sharing! (I would've never thought of it!)

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