Lately, I have been challenging myself to drink more water because as glorious as the rainy season was, it is slowly coming to an end. Almost every morning now we wake up to blinding sunshine. I was looking for more creative ways to hydrate the body. A few months ago, I talked about lemon iced tea and had been toying with the idea of trying to make lemongrass iced tea. We have this (barely there) lemongrass bush that I almost destroyed while making these amazing potato wedges. Lemon grass tea is a real treat because aside from its health benefits it has a captivating flavor. Since I am making a mental list of different drinks for this hot weather, this lemongrass iced tea did not disappoint.
What you will need:
20-25 blades of lemongrass
In a clean saucepan, add water and lemongrass blades and bring to a boil. When the water changes color and start releasing a sweet scent, remove from fire. Let the tea cool completely. Once fully cooled, Add sugar and lemon juice. Keep refrigerated. When it is time to serve, add ice cubes in a glass, some fresh lemongrass blades for a visual aesthetic and pour in your tea.
It is so easy to make and a real cooling treat. Also, you can easily double or triple the recipe to make drinks for impressing guests and friends at a party. They will not know what hit them. Trust me.
Have a lovely week
Discaimer: This post is part of the monthly link up party Our Growing Edge. This event aims to connect food bloggers and inspire us to try new things. This month is hosted by Pia at Joi de Vivre and Cupcakes