Stalk of lemongrass (cut into 2-inch lengths) (about ¼ cup)
About 7 1-inch diameter or larger slices of ginger root, finely chopped
3 to 5 Green tea bags
First step is to rinse the lemongrass and chop it into 2'' in length. With the flat side of the knife crush the lemongrass. This will release more essential oils for taste and flavor during steeping. Now take a kettle or saucepan and add 5 cups of water to it, ½ cup of sugar, lemongrass and finely chopped slices of ginger to the pot. Bring all this to boil. Once it boils, take it off the stove and add 3 to 5 bags of green tea to it. Steep it for about 5 minutes until the flavor is released (the steeping depends on how strong you wish the tea to be). Immediately discard the tea bags and let the tea cool down for about 30 minutes. After it is cool, pour the entire mixture into a pitcher and keep in the refrigerator for about 2 hours. After a few hours, drink this tasty ginger lemongrass tea by pouring it into a fine tall glass filled with ice and lemon slices. Enjoy! For a no caffeine version, double the amount of lemon grass and leave out the green tea.
4 cups of water
1 tablespoon of chopped lemongrass
8 limes, juiced
1 cup of sugar (or to taste)
4 black tea bags (or about 4 tsp. loose tea)
1 small bunch of fresh cilantro (optional)
Take a large saucepan and add the measured amount of water and desired amount of sugar to it and bring it to boil. Next add lemongrass and the juice of 8 limes to the pan and simmer it for about 5 minutes. Then turn off the stove and add the black tea bags. Steep for 2 to 5 minutes depending on strength desired. Strain the mixture and allow to cool. Then take a container or a shaker filled with ice cubes and add the lemongrass tea to it. Shake the entire mixture vigorously for a good 30 seconds and serve chilled. For extra decoration, you can add chopped cilantro leaves and slices of lime to the tea.