Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
Lemongrass Tea is as tasty as it sounds and, as the name suggests, consists of distinct, citrus like flavours coupled with truly enticing aromas. It is perhaps one of the most aromatic healer’s available in the herbal tea world and, when combined with a healthy and active lifestyle, can lower cholesterol, treat insomnia, and boost the immune system. Lemongrass is also a herb traditionally associated with Ancient Ayurvedic Medicine. Not only can it nourish the body, but also the mind and the spirit, according to this age-old practice. It is no surprise, then, that Lemongrass Tea is a popular herbal tea’s we stock.
There are two types of Lemongrass native to much of Asia, including the Indian subcontinent, these are Cymbopogon flexuosus, which is often used in the manufacturing of fragrances, and Cymbopogon citratus, which is often preferred for its culinary use (including this herbal tea!). Both these types of Lemongrass belong to the Cymbopogon genus, which comprises of 55 other grass species.
Cymbopogon citratus is a tall, perennial grass that often grows in thick clusters. It is known to sometimes reach heights of up to 3 metres (approx 10 feet). It is a notably versatile plant, and can now grow in many temperate and subtropical regions globally. The unmistakable aroma of C. citratus is easily recognised, even before it is brewed for its use in herbal tea! Lemongrass Tea is now popular around the world. However, it is arguably most popular in many African countries, including Togo, Ghana, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Meanwhile, many Latin American countries, such as Brazil and Mexico, likewise enjoy the aroma, taste, and health benefits of Lemongrass Tea. Aside from its widespread use in Ayurveda, Lemongrass has a tightly knit history with Brazilian folk medicine, particularly within Quilombo communities. Such is its popularity for treating respiratory disorders that it has since become known as ‘fever grass’ or, when in brew-form, ‘fever tea’. To find out more information on how this Herbal Tea can potentially improve your day-to-day way of life, please see our Health Benefits section below.
Type of Tea: Herbal Tea.
Ingredients: Dried lemongrass pieces.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 5 to 10 minutes.
How to Serve: Unsurprisingly, Lemongrass Tea is complemented with the addition of - you guessed it - lemon! Alternatively, this beverage is best served as it is. Looking for something with an extra spicy kick? Try our Lemongrass and Ginger Tea!
Tasting Notes: The rich, enticing aroma of Lemongrass Tea wafts around the room, teasing the delicious citrus flavours soon to be embraced upon the very first sip. Enjoy this smooth, refreshing, and sweet herbal tea, easily recognised by its distinct, fruity taste and mild, grassy undertones.
Colour in Cup: Pale yellow liquor, light in tone.
Benefits of Lemongrass: The medicinal qualities of Lemongrass Tea are almost as endless as the vitamins, minerals, and other antioxidants contained in this scrumptious brew. These include 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. This is just to name a few.
When it comes to antioxidants, flavonoids, and phenolic compounds, Lemongrass Tea also contains caffeic and chlorogenic acids, as well as catechol, elemicin, glycosides, kaempferol, luteolin, and quercetin. Combined, these many constituents hold the key to Lemongrass Tea’s incredible health-promoting properties. When consumed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, this beverage can treat a number of stomach disorders, including constipation, ulcerative colitis, diarrhea, and nausea, as well as improving skin health and even reducing the risks of Type II Diabetes! Lemongrass Tea also has anti-fungal and anti-microbial qualities. If that wasn’t enough, it is also noted for its diuretic properties.
- TypeHerbal Tea
- Health PointsDetox, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
- Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
- OptionsLoose Tea
- Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening
- CountryMore Than One Origin