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
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.