We discovered this lemongrass and lime iced tea drink during our last trip to Kuala Lumpur, where we found some exceptional Taiwanese food at Din Tai Fung restaurant. I don’t know how we managed to avoid that place for so long, as later I found out that Din Tai Fung is a big international brand and has its restaurants all over the world. If you appreciate beautifully crafted little dishes you must try it out!
Lemongrass and lime iced tea was on the restaurant’s drink menu and it quickly has become my favourite drink. It was so refreshing and delicious that I had to recreate it at home.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF LEMONGRASS TEA
Lemongrass contains a lot of essential nutrients that are vital for healthy body function. This antifungal and anti-microbial herb contains a whole spectrum of vitamins like vitamin A, B-vitamins, vitamin C, folate, potassium, magnesium, zinc and even iron!
The easiest way to incorporate lemongrass into your diet is to drink herbal lemongrass tea. That kind of tea is free from caffeine and has a soothing effect on your stomach. Thanks to its component called citral it helps to digest food, which makes it a perfect after-dinner drink.
Infused hot water with lemongrass is also a great cleansing drink full of antioxidants. Add it to your diet plan to boost metabolism and give a boost to your wellbeing in general.
Another great reason to make this tea at home is to fill your house with a delightful smell of lemongrass. Its calming and mild smell will help to relax you.
HOW TO MAKE LEMONGRASS LIME TEA
The process is pretty straight forward. You will need:
a jar of water
roughly chopped lemongrass
3 tbs of honey
Bring the water to a boil over high heat. Add chopped lemongrass and boil for 5 minutes. Reduce the heat and boil some more. Add honey and stir until dissolved. Let it cool down and then strain the stalks from the liquid. Pour it over ice and add lime. Enjoy!
Please enjoy your refreshment responsibly and choose reusable straws for your drink. My beautiful stainless steel straws are from The Sustainable Tomorrow where you can also find many other eco-friendly products for your home.