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Lemongrass Tea

   

Lemongrass Tea

This is a healthy and refreshing recipe for lemongrass and pandan herbal tea. It is detoxifying, cooling and aids digestion. My mum treated me to a spa session and they served a home-made lemongrass herbal tea after the massage. It was so good that I could not resist making the drink at home the very next day. Lemongrass is a detoxifying ingredient so this is really beneficial especially after prolonged periods of over-indulging in food. It also aids digestion, combat heat, is a natural remedy for fever, anti-inflamatory & anti-cancer, among a host of other health benefits. If you can find pandan (screwpine pines) in your area, brew them with lemongrass for an unbeatable fragrance. Ginger is added for a slight spiced taste and to get rid of excess “wind” in the tummy.

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Lemongrass Tea

If your kitchen stink for some reason (maybe after frying food such as belacan or lard), you can brew this tea to freshen up the air instantly and naturally. When I was brewing the tea, my kitchen is filled with the wonderful aroma of lemongrass, which happens to be my favourite aromatherapy scent!

                                           

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32 Responses to “Lemongrass Tea”

  1. Chow Yew Shiong via Facebook — May 17, 2012 @ 11:40 pm

    I will definitely try

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  2. Little Corner of Mine — May 18, 2012 @ 12:18 am

    Lovely! I sure want to try this drink! Need to go buy some lemongrass first. ;)

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  3. Sonia — May 18, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

    This is such a simple recipe and yet refreshing and healthy too!

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  4. Selina — May 18, 2012 @ 7:40 pm

    Can you please confirm the type of Pandan Leaf used, is it commonly known as PANDANUS AMARYLLIFOLIUS? It is a tropical plant and is used widely in Southeast Asian cooking.

    Thank you.

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    • wiffy replied: — May 18th, 2012 @ 10:28 pm

      Yes, correct :)

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      • Selina replied: — May 21st, 2012 @ 10:03 pm

        Thank you for confirming that plant leaf type.

  5. Beanie — May 20, 2012 @ 10:34 pm

    Hi Wiffy, I have tried! It is so easy to prepare and such a refreshing beverage. Mu guests love it in this hot weather :)

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    • wiffy replied: — May 21st, 2012 @ 12:06 pm

      glad to hear that and thanks for trying the recipe.

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  6. lisaiscooking — May 23, 2012 @ 6:50 am

    This sounds so refreshing! Love the idea of brewing it just for the fresh scent in the kitchen too.

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  7. Pauline — May 29, 2012 @ 7:38 pm

    I have made this drink a few times. Smash some sugarcane and add into it makes it naturally sweeter. I got inspired after trying this drink at a nyonya restaurant.

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    • wiffy replied: — May 31st, 2012 @ 12:40 am

      Gd idea!

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  8. SC — May 31, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

    Hi

    I tried making this. But how come mine turns out a bit murky unlike the one on your pic?

    Do I have to strain it?

    Thanks!

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    • wiffy replied: — May 31st, 2012 @ 4:05 pm

      Hi SC, don’t need to strain. How long did you simmer? My guess is that the water is too reduced, maybe due to high heat (just need a gentle simmer). If that happens again, add some hot water to thin the drink.

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    • Pauline replied: — May 31st, 2012 @ 8:15 pm

      Hi SC,

      Using sugarcane will definitely make it murky and not clear like Wiffy’s. My colleague’s mum uses honey in this drink instead of rock sugar.

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  9. SC — June 1, 2012 @ 11:50 am

    Thanks everyone for the tips. Will try again.

    But the drink is till delicious. :D

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  10. Angela Widjaja — October 22, 2012 @ 4:20 am

    Hi,

    How do you get the lemongrass tea to be so clear? Everytime I made it, mine turned out brownish, the colour of iced lemon tea. N I peeled almost all the outer leaves to expose the whitest core of the lemon grass too. I love the addition of pandan leaves to round out the flavour, but they made my tea cloudy n “dirty”. Any tips for me?

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    • wiffy replied: — October 22nd, 2012 @ 11:05 am

      It is slightly cloudy as shown in my photo. What sugar do you use?

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