Fresh Lemongrass and Ginger Tea

This herbal tea is nice hot or iced. Include a lemongrass stalk ‘stirrer’ for a pretty presentation: Simply knot the grassy end of a stalk of fresh lemongrass, again and again, until it forms one big knot; trim off any extra leaves.
By | May 01, 2014


Bring water to boil in a large stockpot. Add lemongrass and ginger and boil for 2 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 10–15 minutes. Remove lemongrass and ginger (throw them in the compost). Sweeten to taste. Serve iced or hot. Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.

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  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 handful fresh lemongrass leaves and stalks, roughly chopped and bruised (about 1 cup)
  • 3-4 thick slices fresh ginger (you don't have to peel it, just wash it)
  • Raw honey (or sweetener of choice), to taste
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