Lemongrass and Ginger Tea

The universe, it appears, has been plotting to get me to spend less time on my computer.  At least that’s the message I’m getting.  First, my laptop self-destructed a couple weeks back.  And then some of my credit card information was compromised… Bank of America sent me a new card but I forgot that I had my Internet set up with auto-pay using the old card.  I was promptly cut off last night, just as I was getting ready to upload my photos and posts.  Oops.

Until everything is resolved, I’ll be taking advantage of some free Wi-Fi and focusing on some really quick and simple recipes this week… like this ginger and lemongrass tea.

It’s always one of my favorite hot drinks when I’m on a cleanse and caffeine is off-limits.  I’ve never been much of a fan of the herbal teas available in stores but this homemade version always hits the spot.  The ginger is warming and immune-boosting while lemongrass adds a fragrant and citrusy touch.

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Lemongrass and Ginger Tea

Yield: 4-6 servings

Ingredients:

* 3-4 bunches of lemongrass, woody ends trimmed.
* 2-3-inch piece ginger, scrubbed and cut into thin slices
* 6 cups water
* stevia or honey

Directions:

Use the back (blunt side) of a large butcher’s knife and give a couple whacks to the lemongrass to bruise the bulbs and release some of the oils.

Combine the lemongrass, ginger and water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, lower heat, and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Drain and sweeten to taste with stevia or honey.

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2 Responses to “Lemongrass and Ginger Tea”

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    Eileen — April 17, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Sounds wonderful! I foresee drinking gallons of this the next time I get sick. :)

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    • CATE — April 19th, 2012 @ 8:08 am

      Yep… I just keep a pot simmering on the stove pretty much the whole day- I just keep adding water to the same ginger and lemongrass- for those days I'm feeling under the weather. Honey is a great add to it as well since it has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties :)

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