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Lemongrass is called “tea leaf” around the continent, and the best use for the light green leaves is to boil them in hot water and drink them as a restorative herbal tea. Planting lemongrass in your garden ensures you a constant supply of this natural remedy.

Restorative Lemongrass Tea

Serves 2

8 sprigs of green lemongrass leaves, cut from the top of the plant

1 liter filtered water

1. Boil the lemongrass and the water in a metal or enamel pot.

2. Once the mixture comes to a boil, you can continue to boil it for a few minutes for a stronger brew. Or, if you’d like a more gentler tea, take it off the heat.

3. Strain and drink hot, with lots of good honey, or bottle it and keep it in the fridge.

Lemongrass Serving Suggestions:

  • Served with banana bread for tea on a cold day.
  • Iced and mixed with green tea for more of a pick-me-up.
  • If you’re drinking it cold, add a little ginger juice for extra warming and flavor.

More Lemongrass Recipes:

Lemongrass and Ginger Tea