Lemongrass Iced Tea

Photo by digiwerx studio, Vancouver

summer/fall 2008

This drink is a stimulant. It aids digestion and is used to fend off flus and colds. Studies show that lemon grass helps to destroy cancer cells in the liver. Children should have only half a glass, says herbalist, Dr. Diane Robertson.

  • 6 lemon grass teabags or ½ ounce chopped lemon grass leaves
  • 4 cups water
  • inch of ginger powder

Direction

  1. 1. Infuse tea bags or lemon grass in rolling, boiling water in a saucepan.
  2. Cover and allow to cool.
  3. Place ginger powder in saucepan. Strain when cool and serve over ice.
  4. Serves 6

 VARIATION

·         Add a cup of chopped mint leaves.

·       Equivalents and substitutes

  • One small trimmed stalk of lemon grass = 1 tablespoon dried powdered.
  • Lemon grass is found under the name Sereh powder. One teaspoon = 1 small stalk.
  • Zest of 1 lemon= 2 small lemon grass stalks.

-By JamaicanEats magazine

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