Recommended use:. ½-1 tsp per cup of boiling water. Let brew for 5-10 minutes and strain before serving.
Lemon with a twinge of rose gives your food a very special taste which is exotic to most Europeans. Lemon grass may also be made into a refreshing herbal tea - enjoy hot or icy cold.
Lemon grass is highly treasured and used in Southeast Asia - both as a spice and for refreshing tea. In our part of the world, lemon grass has become popular with the introduction of southeastern cuisine. Lemon grass is available from health food stores.
The plant owes its name to the lemony scent emitted by its essential oil and its resemblance to reeds. The leafy herb belongs to the family of sweet grasses and is abundant in the Philippines and Indonesia. It may grow to 1 metres tall on sandy soil.
Lemon grass is often used to make very refreshing tea. Many tropic countries use leaves, and in Europe you can buy dried pieces of lemon grass. In addition, it is a valued ingredient in many tea mixes.
Whether you enjoy it hot or cold, lemon grass tea is a lovely beverage with an exotic scent that takes you to faraway countries.