16 Reviews

Delicious... The ginger and lemongrass give this a kick and it is refreshing at the same time. I used camomile tea as the basic tea. This will also be very good to drink when you have a cold, for its medicinal effect.It is easy to adjust to your own taste!

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Pets'R'us April 03, 2003

Woah! I forgot to sweeten it initially and feel like I got punched in the mouth. It's really nice. I used Jasmine tea as my base.

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Satyne February 22, 2013

Thank you Rita! I have the worst sore throat today, and have been having chills and aches. Syrah recommended this tea to me, and I am enjoying it right now! Very soothing to the throat! I didn't have lemon grass, so I cut up a lemon and added that instead, and used linden flower tea with a bit of thyme thrown in. I'll be making more this evening! Thanks for a great recipe!

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canarygirl April 14, 2004

This was great! However, I would simmer for less time. After about 6 minutes, the ginger became less fragrent and the lemongrass started taking over. I used "Chinese Sinus Tea," a floral/herb blend I picked up at my local Vietnamese market. My husband and I both feel significantly better now. Yay!

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kitchengrrl October 11, 2003

PetsRus, I liked your idea of camomile tea. I did make this again when I saw you tagged it, because my sinuses were bothering me It does help. Even with the post nasel drip that upsets the stomach. If I say so myself Good cure!

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Rita~ April 04, 2003

Thanks for sharing. So refreshing. However, to make it faster i use the lemongrass and ginger powder in https://sites.google.com/site/naturalhomeherbs. Taste the same.

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Makmur Rezeki May 04, 2013

~Tasty~ passed her cold to me and although I don't have the sniffles to the degree she does, this is comforting and really helps my throat. I cheat and use the lemongrass puree in the squeeze tube. I have never had good luck with the fresh stalks. Thanks, Rita! PS This would make a refreshing iced tea beverage in the summertime with fresh mint or lemon verbena leaves.

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COOKGIRl May 02, 2009

This was so tastey and put to flight the terrible nausea I had been experiencing. Thanks Dr. Rita!

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LizAnn November 13, 2007

I've been a fan of this for a number of years, and add a healthy pinch of crushed red pepper flakes for a little zing.

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bayou-mimi April 08, 2007

I tried this just 'cause I like ginger tea. The lemongrass really adds complexity. I wonder what lemongrass would be like on it's own...

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Countrywife October 22, 2006
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