Lemongrass is a popular herb across the world. But in India, it is not a common herb. Many people even have not heard about this herb. But people who like fragrance and use an oil diffuser (Aroma oil burner) might have heard about this fragrance because lemongrass oil is also used for aromatherapy. But lemongrass plant is not a native plant in India, so many people never seen a live lemongrass plant. Some people also love to have lemongrass and ginger tea as a detox drink. But that too they buy ready-made lemongrass ginger tea powder from the market for this purpose. But making this detox tea from fresh lemongrass and ginger is more effective and definitely, the fragrance of fresh lemongrass is pleasant and satisfying.
Though lemongrass and ginger tea is used as a detox drink. It is also said that it has antioxidant and it contains an anti-inflammatory effect. This tea also helps in reducing weight. But still, scientists are researching on that matter. But apart from all its benefits, I normally enjoy this drink because it has a soothing effect. I can feel a nice fragrance when I drink. Sometimes honey is also added to drink what makes it more enjoyable.
I love to enjoy this lemongrass and ginger tea as a cold drink as well as warm. Both are enjoyable but I love warm lemongrass and ginger tea during winter whereas cold lemongrass ginger tea my summertime favorite. But I often follow two different recipes for warm & cold versions. I usually add green tea leaves when I want to have this warm. Any green tea leaves can work which is easily available in the market. But when I want chilled lemongrass and ginger tea then I do not add green tea leaves rather I add extra honey.
Lemongrass and ginger tea recipe
- 1 handful lemongrass leaves & stem
- 1 inch size ginger
- 2 teaspoons of honey
- 2.5 glasses of water
- Cut ginger into thin slices, wash lemongrasses properly under running tap water
- Now boil water in a pot and add lemongrass leaves, stem, ginger slices and boil for next 10 minutes
- Then switch off fire and strain the extract, now add honey to lemongrass ginger extract and stir
- Keep it in the refrigerator for next 2-3 hours and then drink
Then boil it strain it and serve warm.