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Honey Lemongrass Iced Green Tea

07.01.2011 · Posted in Beverages

Lemongrass grows wild in the tropics so there’s always a supply for an afternoon cuppa or to flavor a yellow rice.   It has literally taken over my herb container here in Rincon, Puerto Rico.

Lemongrass with its pungent flavor is fairly common as a hot tea ingredient.  But if you add some wild flower honey and green tea leaves then ice it you’ll have a refreshing and healthy summer drink.

To make:  simply rinse 1 stock of lemongrass in cool water, fold the stock into a bundle which will bruise the stock and allow the aromatics to escape. Add the bundle to 1 quart of boiling water along with 3 bags of your favorite green tea. Stir in 1 tbsp of your local honey or a good squeeze from the “honey bear.”   Steep until tepid and pour over ice.
Nothing could be easier!

Variations:  Add a 1/2-inch knob of ginger or a couple allspice berries to the boiling water mix .

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