Lemongrass Spiced Tea Recipe
The smell of herbs and spices cooking or brewing inside the house seriously can just warm up the heart and soul. That was the case one afternoon as I was brewing this Lemongrass Spiced Tea. Growing up in Indonesia, I was exposed to many herbs and spices in cooking, drinks, desserts, and pretty much everything. Lemongrass may have sounded alien a few years ago, but these days, lemongrass is no longer an ingredient you can find only at the Asian grocery stores. Chances are, you can find it during a shopping trip to your favorite big-box grocer!
I remember my dad used to put stalks of lemongrass inside his car as an “air freshener”. It smelled so fresh, lemony, and just clean. I love the smell and I love that it’s all natural. What’s not to love about that?
This Lemongrass Spiced Tea I’m about to share with you is so easy to make. If you have never tried lemongrass before, I believe you may be surprised by how pleasant the aroma of this herb is. Other spices like star anise and cinnamon also add an amazing flavor and aroma to this tea.
Life can be crazy sometimes and I just have to remind myself to slow down a little bit and drink some tea, and this one is definitely one of my favorites!
- 3 stalks of lemongrass
- 4 cups of water
- 2 whole star anise
- 1 large cinnamon stick
- 3 green tea teabags
- Rock sugar
- Cut each stalk of lemongrass into 2-3 shorter pieces. Use a heavy object or the flat side of a large knife to bruise the lemongrass. This helps to release the flavor of the lemongrass.
- Pour the water inside a saucepan. Add in the star anise and cinnamon stick and bring the water to a boil and then lower the heat to let it gently simmer for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and then add in the green tea teabags and let them steep for about 10 minutes.
- If you plan to serve this cold, pour the tea into a pitcher, add in the sweetener (if using), and place in the refrigerator to let it chill. You can serve it with ice cubes as well.
- If you plan to serve this hot, pour this into a teapot and serve immediately. Tea can be sweetened with sweetener of your choice.
Home Chef Tips:
1. You may add 1-2 pods of cardamom in this tea for a more aromatic flavor.
2. If you have an extra stalk of lemongrass, you may include the stalk as an impressive garnish.
We hope you love this Lemongrass Spiced Tea recipe from SoFabFood Contributor, Marvellina from What to Cook Today, as much as we do. If you enjoyed this relaxing recipe, be sure to find more like it in our Drinks section. For daily recipe inspiration, like us on Facebook and follow us on Pinterest. Enjoy!