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Tuesday, 31 January 2012

lemongrass tea

i've been having stomach discomfort for a few days now and decided to make myself lemongrass tea. lemongrass tea helps with the digestive system and has a calming effect. you can read a whole bunch of other benefits here. i love the sweet smelling of lemongrass.
  that's our lemongrass plant on the left. on the right is a umm... very skinny lemon tree.


chop everything up, the leaves too. with me busy in the kitchen, kiki comes to check out what's going on.

 
and we played a bit. kiki and the lemongrass leaf.

 let it boil, then simmer for about 10-15 minutes.

  ready to drink. hot lemongrass tea. i add a little bit of honey. having mine with vegetarian nyonya millet dumpling. millet is gluten free and easy to digest.

i let the rest to cool and will chill in the refrigerator and drink later.
a video on how to make lemongrass tea here.

3 comments:

  1. I love lemongrass tea too..had tasted it back in Bangkok. I tried blending at home but didn't boil it..so it tasted bitter. Ok now I know..will do it yr way. Get well soon!

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  2. Hi alison,
    Thanks for the tip and recipe! I've never had lemongrass tea.
    have a great day
    Lydia

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  3. hliza: let me know how it goes. i love it chilled too.

    lydia: do you have lemongrass plant where you live? i'm curious. have a great day!

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