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Recipe: Lemongrass Tea

Recipe: Lemongrass Juice

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! 🙂

Recipe: Lemongrass Juice

Recipe by Chef Nge Nge – Tea Garden, Mae Sot, Thailand Course: Drinks, TeaCuisine: Thailand, Myanmar
Servings

2

glasses

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.

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Ingredients

  • 4-6 stalks 4-6 lemongrass

  • 3 cups 3 water

  • 1 1 lime

  • liquid sugar or sweetener

Directions

  • Wash the lemongrass.
  • Pound the lemon grass stalks with a mortar and pestle, or another heavy object. Use a pair of kitchen scissors to cut the lemongrass into 2″ pieces.
  • Add water and boil the lemongrass for 5-10 minutes until the tea gets a nice, light green color.
  • Strain the tea to filter out the lemongrass. Add lime juice and sugar to taste.
  • If enjoyed hot, the tea is now ready to be served. If enjoyed as iced tea, refrigerate or add ice.

Recipe Video

Borderline Collective in Mae Sot, Thailand

Borderline Collective is located in Mae Sot, which is about the closest you get to Myanmar, while still being on the Thai side of the border. The shop/restaurant/art gallery/creative space was started with the purpose of supporting migrant and refugee women from Myanmar, by helping the women sell their handmade products. The women are organized in smaller, autonomous, collectives based in the small villages along the border, and Borderline Collective provides a space for the women to showcase their products, and thus reach a larger customer base.

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Borderline Collective in Mae Sot, Thailand

Borderline Collective is located in Mae Sot, which is about the closest you get to Myanmar, while still being on the Thai side of the border. The shop/restaurant/art gallery/creative space was started with the purpose of supporting migrant and refugee women from Myanmar, by helping the women sell their handmade products. The women are organized in smaller, autonomous, collectives based in the small villages along the border, and Borderline Collective provides a space for the women to showcase their products, and thus reach a larger customer base.

Read more about Borderline Collective >>

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