Prep 4 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins
I'm totally in love with lemongrass. I purchased a little 4 dollar plant at my local plant nursery and in just 2 years, it's grown into quit a substantial plant. It has even survived many winter freezes. Adapted from the Lemongrass, Mint, and Ginger Iced Tea recipe from the novel, Sweet Life, by Mia King.
- 4 cups water
- 1 stalk fresh lemongrass
- 1⁄4 cup sugar (can use sugar substitute)
- 8 thin slices fresh ginger
- 4 mint sprigs
- 4 teaspoons loose green tea (or substitute 5 single-serve green tea bags)
- Cut lemongrass into 2” inch lengths, then crush with the flat side of a large knife.
- In a 2-quart pan, bring 4 cups water, sugar, ginger and lemongrass to a boil. Remove from heat and add tea leaves or tea bags; let steep about 4 minutes or until desired flavor and color are achieved. Let cool, about 30 minutes.
- Pour through a fine strainer into a glass pitcher. Cover and chill until cold, at least 2 hours. Pour into tall glasses filled with ice and garnish with a spring of mint.