This lemongrass tea can be enjoyed both hot and cold, and I still haven’t decided which version I like the best, because they are both very good. In the winter, a cup of hot, soothing, lemongrass tea goes really well with a good book or your favorite Netflix series, and in the summer, nothing is more refreshing than a big glass of chilled lemongrass iced tea in the sun.
Recipe from the Mo Mo & Bo Bo Cookbook, Borderline Tea Garden Restaurant & Cafe in Mae Sot. Notes by Chef Nge Nge:
The tea is sweetened with liquid sugar (also called simple syrup), which you can find in most supermarkets, but making your own is also very easy. Bring 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water to a boil at medium heat, and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
If you need more than the two glasses of of lemon tea that this recipe yields, you can just add more water, liquid sugar and lime. There is plenty of lemongrass in this recipe to make a whole pot of tea.
Remember to watch the video below, and see how the lemongrass tea changes color from light green to opaque white, when lime is added. It’s magic! 🙂