I remember these family summer holidays in Thailand, stepping through the hotel lobby and be greeted with this ice-cold sweet tea that’s incredibly refreshing against the humid heat of Asia. It was sweet, filled with a floral honey aroma, and zingy to taste. This lemongrass mint tea recipe is a similar take on it, using only 4 ingredients to make and can be served either hot or cold!
While having it icy cold was extremely refreshing, having it hot has a surprisingly incredibly soothing effect. That’s why I love making this lemongrass mint tea, it’s suitable for literally any time of the year no matter the season. Plus it transports me back to some really fond memories of family holidays and the lush beaches and food in Thailand. I just love it!
Health Benefits of Lemongrass Mint Tea
Lemongrass is known to have lots of health benefits as it is rich in iron and antioxidants among plenty of other nutrients. In addition, it carries anti-bacterial properties and is known to improve levels of blood sugar and cholesterol. Together with mint, it helps to soothe indigestion and stomach issues, as well as naturally boosting immunity and mental alertness.
Soothing & Relaxing
Whether hot or cold, this drink is also often served at spas across Southeast Asia. As mentioned above, lemongrass mint tea is a natural boost for mental alertness. The tea helps to relieve stress and sends a calming sensation down your body & mind. Hence the perfect welcoming drink at spas and also the perfect tea to wind down after a long day.
How to make Lemongrass Mint Tea
Essentially, you want to boil all the ingredients together, let it brew and create an infusion of herbal flavours. It’s that simple.
The key ingredients you need are:
- Lemongrass stalks (no need to remove tough parts)
- Fresh Mint Leaves
For sweeteners, I used brown sugar. Honey would ne an excellent option too.
If you fancy an extra tang, you can add a squeeze of lime in there!
Lemongrass Mint Tea Recipe
- 4 stalks Lemongrass
- 4 sprigs Mint Leaves
- 1 L Water
- 1-2 tbsp Brown Sugar
- Lime Wedges to serve
- In a large pot, add lemongrass and mint leaves into the water. Bring to a boil.
- Let simmer and brew for 20 minutes.
- Stir in sugar to sweeten the tea. Serve either warm or iced.
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