341. lemongrass and mint iced tea

November 28, 2013mayurisjikoni
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Healthy and refreshing

   Did I mention its pretty hot here, yes I think I did. Yesterday we were without power the whole evening and night! Afternoons can get quite humid. These days, we don’t even feel like have a cup of hot tea. So I resort to making iced tea. Sometimes, I just get the herbal tea bags and infuse it in hot water in the morning and put it away in the fridge to cool. Today I decided to make some lemongrass and mint iced tea. There was a time when I had a huge lemongrass plant in my garden and I was giving away parts of it to friends and relatives to plant in their garden or pots. Now I have to either buy it or get it from my friends! One of friends gave me a huge bunch of lemon grass just a few days. I am enjoying making iced tea and normal tea with it.
Make this refreshing and cooling iced tea on a hot day or serve it after a heavy meal.


Serves 4

3 cups of hot water
1 tea bag
a handful of fresh mint leaves, or about ½ cup
3 to 4 lemon grass leaves, cut into small pieces
3 to 4 tsp honey, sugar or sweetener
1 tbsp grated lemon zest or rind

ice cubes to serve

  1. Add the tea bag, lemon grass, mint and lemon zest into the hot water. 
  2. Let the mixture cool down.
  3. Put the mixture in the fridge till  required.
  4. Add a few cubes of ice into 4 glasses.
  5. Strain the infused liquid. Add sugar, honey or sweetener and mix well.
  6. Pour the tea over the ice cubes and serve.


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