A breezy evening, a great book, some crisp cookies and a steaming hot cup of lemongrass tea.
What else could one want?
A refreshing beverage, lemongrass tea is also delightfully healthy. The citrusy flavours of lemongrass blend beautifully and make a delicious cup of herbal tea.
It is prepared from the lemongrass plant, and it is used in cooking as well. Due to the presence of a component called citral it helps to digest our food therefore it is often served after dinner. Teas like Lemon Zinger are prepared through the blending of it.
Herbal teas have everyone talking recently. They are an infusion of leaves, seeds, roots or bark, extracted in hot water. Let’s be honest, you will get many more benefits from a herbal cup of tea than a vitamin pill. In fact, a ‘Teatox’ refers to the addition of a few cups of herbal teas to compliment a healthy diet. It is a better way to detox rather than going on a complete liquid diet.
Here are some benefits of drinking lemongrass tea regularly.
Good for digestion.
Full of antioxidants
Regulates high blood pressure
Boost metabolism and burns fat
For naturally great skin and hair
Heals cold and flu
Relieves menstrual pain
Assist cancer treatment
Increase lactation in mothers
Treat type-2 diabetes
1 tsp of Lemon Grass Tea
2 cups water
2 small pieces of Rock Sugar (Misri)
Juice of lemon/lime or 1/2 teaspoon of crushed dried lime.
Bring water to a boil in a kettle.
Take 1 tsp of Lemon Grass Tea and place it in a teapot.
Pour in the hot water cover and steep for 15 minutes.
Strain the tea and serve hot with rock candy, honey or lemon juice depending on your taste.