Lemongrass and Ginger Tea
Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
This interesting twist on the popular classic, Lemon and Ginger Tea, sees the former ingredient replaced with Lemongrass. Similar to everyone’s favourite herbal beverage, Lemongrass and Ginger Tea consists of an infused citrusy-spicy flavour coupled with subtle earthy undertones.
It is as uplifting as it is beneficial, and can offer harmony to the mind, body, and spirit. Those who enjoy Lemongrass and Ginger Tea on a frequent basis, and who likewise eat nourishing foods and exercise regularly, will enjoy the full potential of this beverage’s incredible health benefits. This includes improving digestive health, as well as treating respiratory disorders and, perhaps best established, providing relief from colds and flu.
Many already know to brew up a cup of Lemon and Ginger Tea when it comes to suffering from the ‘sniffles’, yet Lemongrass and Ginger may be as equally beneficial, if not more so! Alas, only time will tell if this particular beverage can steal the hearts of traditional Lemon and Ginger lovers. Will it yours, too?
Both Lemongrass and Ginger as separate ingredients have been consumed for thousands of years as part of the ancient Indian practice of Ayurveda. The holistic healing observed in Ayurvedic Medicine is closely tied to two main principles. First, one must understand that the mind and the body are inextricably connected, and secondly, that the mind has the most powerful capability to heal and transform the body.
Delving into further detail, a variety of herbs and spices including, of course, both lemongrass and ginger are often used to balance one’s ‘Doshas’, which are energies that make up every individual and work together to perform different physiological functions in the body.
There are three types of Dosha - the ‘Vata’ Dosha, the ‘Pitta’ Dosha, and the ‘Kapha’ Dosha. According to this age-old practice, lemongrass is an excellent choice to balance the Pitta and Kapha Doshas. The Pitta Dosha is the energy that controls the body’s metabolic systems, including digestion, absorption, nutrition, and the body’s temperature. The Kapha Dosha, meanwhile, is the energy that controls growth in the body, as well as supplying water to all the body parts, moisturising the skin, and maintaining a healthy immune system. Ginger, on the other hand, is quite literally the perfect ingredient when it comes to balancing the Vata Dosha, which is the energy that controls bodily functions associated with motion, including blood circulation, breathing, blinking and, most importantly, the heartbeat. When combined in this simply delicious herbal tisane, harmony among all three Doshas is just around the corner! What more could you possibly want from your evening brew?
For the more scientifically minded consumers, however, Lemongrass and Ginger Tea is now recognised by countless scientific institutes for its astounding health-promoting properties. In fact, many of these benefits now proven by modern science continue to correlate with Ayurveda healing to this day! If you do not believe in the Doshas, you will, at least, certainly believe in the medicinal qualities of this amazing Herbal Tea. To find out more information, please see our Health Benefits section below.
Type of Tea: Herbal Tea.
Ingredients: Dried lemongrass and ginger pieces
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 5 to 10 minutes.
How to Serve: To bring out further bitter flavours, consider the addition of lemon. However, The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company recommend this beverage best served without accompaniments.
Tasting Notes: Subtler in flavour compared with that of Lemon and Ginger Tea, this particular beverage consists of citrusy notes with hints of - you guessed it - ginger. Smooth and fresh to the last, Lemongrass and Ginger Tea boasts earthy flavours and an ever-so-slightly spicy aftertaste.
Colour in Cup: Vibrant yellow liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits of Lemongrass and Ginger Tea: Looking to improve your everyday way of life? This marvellous herbal tea is a great place to start. Why, you may ask? To begin with, Lemongrass is rich in a multitude of vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin A, Vitamin B1 (thiamine), Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (niacin), Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), and Vitamin C, as well as calcium, copper, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, and zinc. It also contains antioxidants, flavonoids, and phenolic compounds, such as caffeic and chlorogenic acids, as well as catechol, elemicin, glycosides, kaempferol, luteolin, and quercetin.
Yet this is not all. The ginger included in this blend offers equally crucial vitamins, minerals, and other antioxidants, including a constituent known as gingerol, a substance long recognised for its outstanding medicinal qualities. When enjoyed alongside a healthy and active lifestyle, Lemongrass and Ginger Tea can even help you to lose weight through its ability to stimulate the metabolism. If this wasn’t enough, the frequent consumption of this herbal tisane can also lower cholesterol and, although current research is in the preliminary stage, potentially reduce the risks of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia!
Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Detox, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening
CountryMore Than One Origin