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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

How to Make Lemongrass Tea

As my friend and I headed to our cars after an evening of Bar Method, she pulls out a big bag of lemongrass from her trunk to give to me. Even though I knew my mom would stuff lemongrass in chicken when she cooked it.. I had no other idea what I could do with lemongrass.

Then I remembered my vacation in Thailand last November and our trek through the humidity to find our hotel.... we were greeted by hotel staff with a glass of cold lemongrass tea. It was so refreshing. So I began to do research about making this tea and it seemed fairly easy. 

L E M O N G R A S S    T E A
Servings: 2-3 Time: 6-10 minutes

8 cups of water
4-6 stalks of lemongrass 
1 tsp of agave per cup (really it is to your preference of sweetness)
Small piece of peeled ginger (optional)
1 Cinnamon stick (optional)

1. Rinse the lemon grass
2. Either cut or fold/tie them enough that they are able to fit and stay in the pot that you are boiling them in...something like this:

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3. Fill a pot with 8 cups of water and add the lemongrass, ginger, and cinnamon stick
4. Turn on the heat
5. Once it starts boiling, wait 5 minutes (lemongrass aromas will fill your house) and turn off the heat.
6. Pick out the lemongrass, cinnamon stick and ginger
7. Pour into a cup and add agave (you can add ice or put it in the fridge if you want to have it cold).

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Sit back and enjoy that lemongrass tea!

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