Green tea with lemongrass, an ideal drink for summer
Green tea, being fresh, herbal, young, aromatically soft and somewhat astringent, is perfect for summer. Of course, it is prepared and drunk at a lower temperature than black tea or red tea. But, in addition, its flavor is more appropriate and the blends that can be prepared with it are also. You just have to follow your instinct a bit or get inspired in this article to get it.
One of the best combinations you can try for this summer is to prepare a green tea with lemongrass. This plant, also known as lemongrass or lemon grass, is great for this class of refreshing and summer drinks. Although it can be consumed hot, my recommendation is to let it cool well and take it in the afternoon. Follow these tips and you can enjoy it without problems.
What ingredients do you need?
A liter of water
Two tablespoons of a good quality green tea
A spoonful of dried lemongrass or a good stick of fresh lemongrass
Sliced lime (optional)
Molasses (or sweetener to taste, optional)
How do you prepare?
Set to heat the water until the temperature reaches 75 degrees centigrade. Turn off the heat, place the Tai Ping Hou Kui Tea and lemongrass in the teapot or infuser you are going to use and add the water. Let stand between three and five minutes, which will be enough time and goes to a jar. There you can choose to add some delicious slices of lime to give it a more citrus touch and also to sweeten. In both cases, this is completely optional. If you want, drink immediately; if you prefer cold, to the fridge, adding a sprig of mint or spearmint and then serving very cold with ice.
Properties of lemmongrass
The lemongrass is fresh, citrus and goes very well in drinks of these characteristics for its tonic and refreshing taste. Speaking of its properties, it is considered good as antiseptic and antibacterial. In fact, it is great to repel mosquitoes and insects. It is also digestive and good for flatulence, in addition to helping fight dandruff.