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a glass of lemongrass tea with mint and lemon slices.

Lemongrass Tea Recipe with Ginger and Lemon

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This Lemongrass Tea Recipe with the addition of lemon slices offers a citrusy twist to this already fragrant and soothing beverage. Here’s how you can make it at home with simple ingredients.

  • Total Time: 15 Minutes
  • Yield: 2 Servings 1x


Units Scale
  • 2 to 3 stalks fresh lemongrass
  • 4 cups water (use filtered water to avoid any chlorine flavor)
  • 1 one-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1 lemon, sliced into rounds
  • 2 teaspoons honey


  1. Start by preparing the lemongrass. Peel away the outer layers of the lemongrass stalks to reveal the tender parts inside. Cut off the root ends and the very tops of the stalks, leaving the middle sections that are most fragrant. Bruise these sections with the back of a knife or a mallet to help release the essential oils and flavors. Then, chop the stalks into 1-2 inch pieces.
  2. In a medium-sized pot, bring 4 cups of water to a boil.
  3. Once the water is boiling, add the chopped lemongrass and ginger.
  4. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and let the mixture simmer for about 6-8 minutes.
  5. A few minutes before removing the pot from the heat, add the lemon slices to the mixture.
  6. After simmering, take the pot off the heat and strain the tea to remove the lemongrass pieces, ginger, and lemon slices. Stir in the honey.
  7. Serve the lemongrass tea hot for a warming drink or let it cool down and serve over ice for a cooling refreshment.


  1. This recipe can also be adapted to include fresh mint leaves. If you choose to add mint, add 5-6 fresh mint leaves to the simmering pot at the same time you add the lemon slices.
  2. Feel free to leave out the honey if you want an unsweetened tea. Or, you can substitute the honey with your favorite sweetener.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 of recipe
  • Calories: 25
  • Sugar: 6 g
  • Sodium: 19.5 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.7 g
  • Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg