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Aromatic Lemongrass Mint Tea Recipe

Singapore is a tropical country. A glass of icy Lemongrass Tea refreshes & perks you up for the day. Besides coconut drink, I'd always order lemongrass tea whenever I visit Thailand. But at home, I like to add a touch of mint to invigorate my mind. Try this version & I’m sure you’ll like it too! Let the lemongrass scent envelope your home & send you reeling to a spa!
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(Makes 1 jug)
Ingredients:
4 stalks of Lemongrass
2 sprigs Mint leaves
4 tbsp Sugar or Honey
1.5 lit Water

Method:
  1. Cut off both ends of lemongrass. Rinse & slice it diagonally, about 3” lengthwise & smash it.
  2. Boil water in pot & throw in lemon grass. Simmer for about 30 mins.
  3. Turn off fire. Add sugar/honey & mint. Cover the lid & let it infuse for about 5 mins and discard the ingredients.
  4. When tea is cooled, pour some tea into an ice-cube tray. Add 1 mint leaf in each cube. Freeze.
  5. Transfer the rest of the tea into a jug & refrigerate. Remove ice just before serving & pour the chilled tea into serving glass.
* Tips:
  • When you use the tea instead of water to make ice cubes, your tea will not be diluted when serving. These ice cubes will also make the tea look pretty.
  • Put on a face mask while the tea is simmering. Relax on a sofa with your eyes closed & inhale the lemongrass to relax you mind.

24 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tips... To put mask while waiting...then I will be less inpatience

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  2. Jen, u're the 1st today & soooooo early! Hahaha! Mmmmm.... this recipe is already working.

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  3. This is so refreshing, love that lemongrass and mint, you know Shirley, the two ingredients we Malaysian simply cannot be without.

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  4. Wow this is new! Tea+mint as ice! LOVE IT

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  5. I'm not a fan of lemon grass, but the way you present it really makes me want to give this a try.

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  6. I will bet this will cool me right off!

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  7. This is a wonderful and refreshing idea, Shirley! A must-try for me on these hot and humid tropical days haha :)

    And thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog, aww you're such a sweet and gracious lady. And I shall make S'pore one of my Asian destinations too! I have a very dear friend who's from S'pore, I met her briefly when I was stopping over Changi Airport. I would love to visit her again, and maybe we can meet up too! Haha

    All the best, hun! And have a lovely weekend.

    Cheers!

    Wi
    A Single Girl's Musings

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  8. Nava, these 2 herbs are indeed very popular. I'm sure u guys like it too.

    Charmaine, a beauty & detox tea too. Hahaha!

    Doris, will fix one for u next time :)

    Claudia, anytime :)

    Wi, I'm sure this suits your weather too. Hope to meet u someday too!

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  9. This drink looks so refreshing.....I have never used lemon grass before...Will be trying out this one...

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  10. Very refreshing looking beverage! And Shirley, I have a favor to ask of you! Do you have a recipe for fried bread called you tiao? I have a friend seeking it. Here is her blog link (I hope this works.) http://theharriedcook.blogspot.com/2011/08/chicken-porridge.html

    Thank you and happy beverage sipping! :)

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  11. Such a refreshing drink...love it! I keep looking for fresh lemon grass but have not found it. Love the addition of mint :)

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    1. Lemon grass is easy to grow or root. You can stick stalks of lemon grass into a small container of water...and it will begin to root. Once it has rooted...you can then transfer it into a pot and grow your own fresh lemon grass in a sunny location. You can even bring it in over the winter (if you live where temps drop below freezing)...and again, sit the pot in a sunny location and keep watered like any house plant. You can then return it outdoors when temps get warm again.

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    2. Anonymous, that's a really cool tip! Thks so much for visiting & leaving such an informative note!

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  12. This sounds like such a refreshing tea Shirley =)

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  13. I love lemongrass in my tea, except that I prepare it with hot tea.

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  14. YEZZZ! this is a very refreshing drink. Dried lemon grass is very cheap in Bangkok. When I was there the last trip, I bought a BIG packet. I repacked it into smaller packets and share with my friends and family. I love to be intoxicated with the smell of lemon grass!

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  15. Neha, I'm sure u'll fall in love with this drink!

    Kim, I just thought of someone who made this recently. Here's her post Bread Expectations. I'll drop by to leave them a note too :)

    Alisha, I'm surprised u can't find this herb. Have u tried Chinatown?

    Peggy, it is! U should try it!

    Shirley, this is good hot or cold. Inhaling the steam of the hot tea really relaxes one :)

    Veron, I've not seen dried ones. I usually buy fresh from the mkt. Will look out when I go BKK next time :)

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  16. Oooo....lemongrass drinks is one of fav as well. I normally boiled it with ginger. It helps in clearing the air in our body. Wonderful wonderful...
    happy weekend to you, dear.
    ((hugs)) Kristy

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  17. Kristy, I love it with ginger too! It's really another way of using lemongrass :)

    Isaac, I think there's no problem for u trying to make this drink too :)

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  18. Shirley, I love how simple and refreshing this drink is. I've never had a lemongrass drink before so I'm excited to give this a try. Great tip on adding mint in each ice cube. You've made me suddenly very thirsty. Haha.

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  19. Lequan, good to have u back in action! Hope u've recovered from your "jet leg". Hahaha! I'm surprised u've never tried this drink. U'll fall in love with it soon :)

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  20. How delightfully refreshing...will have to try this one :)

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  21. Alisha, this is chicken feet to u. Hope u can get the herb soon :)

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