Recipe – LEMONGRASS TEA

Lemongrass tea is a soothing, easy to make and comforting beverage. The benefits of lemongrass tea is endless combined with anti-oxidant properties. It aids digestion, removes harmful toxins from the body, helps in curing fever and cold. This recipe which I share today is an exhilirating blend of lemon peel, lemongrass and ginger. Have added only ½ tsp of organic honey and sometimes, I skip lemon peel and add lemon juice instead. You can also sweeten it with your favourite sweeteners of choice. For a healthier version, it is best to have fresh and drink warm. However, you can also chill it in the refrigerator and add some ice cubes too.

total time : 20 mins, serves : 2, author : gloria

Ingredients

2 stalks of lemongrass

1” ginger (peeled/crushed)

4 cups water

½ tsp lemon peel

pinch of ground mace or cinnamon

honey or jaggery, as desired (optional)

Method

Remove tough outer layers of the lemongrass stems and trim off the hard part at the root end; wash it in water. With the back of the knife, lightly bruise the stalk.

Place ginger, lemon peel and the lemongrass in a saucepan along with fresh cold water and boil. Cover with a lid and let it come to a rolling boil on medium heat.

Now, reduce heat and let it simmer for 12-15 minutes. Switch off flame and let the flavours steep for 10 minutes.

Strain and add pinch of ground mace or cinnamon. Once it cools slightly, sweeten the tea with honey or jaggery, if desired.

Pour into your favourite cup, sipping it slowly; enjoy!

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