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Lemongrass-Gingermint Infusion Tea: A Calming "Simple Saturday Sipper"

Posted Jan 30 2010 2:01am
Simple infusions with fresh ingredients can provide lots of flavor and pleasure as is the case of this mix of lemongrassgingermint leaves and lemonwith a touch of raw honey for a bit of sweetness. From "The Eat Clean Diet Recharged!" by Tosca Renoit is the perfect drink to relax over after a large meal as not only does it taste goodit aids in digestion too.

Lemongrass-Gingermint Infusion Tea
"The Eat Clean Diet Recharged!" by Tosca Reno
(Makes 1 Cup)

2 tsp / 10 ml dried lemongrass
3-5 fresh mint leaves
3 slices fresh gingerthinly spiced
1 cup / 240 ml boiling water
juice of 1/2 fresh lemon
2 tsp / 10 ml honey (optional)

Spoon the lemongrassmint and ginger into a mug. Pour hot water over the mix and let sit for five minutes. Strain out the lemongrassmint and ginger. Squeeze lemon juice into the infusion and add honey if you need a sweet kick. Now sit backrelax and enjoy.

Notes/Results: Mmm...and Ahhh... After a busy week of running around and rushing aboutrelaxing over this simple drink is a great way to end the week. Great for when you want to drink something with flavor but no caffeine. Although I have teapots galoreI have an extra small French press / coffee press that I like to use for teas and herbal infusions like this one. Since it self-strainsit's quick and easy and works like a charm. (Just make sure it isn't the same one you brew coffee in--coffee oils are difficult to completely remove even with a thorough cleaning of the screens and it can negatively impact the flavor of your infusion). The recipe calls for dried lemongrass but since I had some fresh stalksI replaced the dried with one stalktrimmedpeeled and cut. This blend works well over ice too.

A few sipsa couple of "ohms" and I am in my zen happy place.

Happy Weekend!
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