This is a very refreshing drink, that can either be drink hot or over ice as a refreshing iced tea on a hot day. It is very simple to make, but it is best if you have a tea pot with a strainer section in it so that the mint leaves are not poured out with the tea.
- 1 lemongrass stalk
- 2 cm fresh ginger
- 2 stalks of mint
- Bruise the lemongrass stalk either by laying a knife over the base of the stalk and hitting it with the palm of your hand until it breaks open, or hitting it with a meat mallet or rolling pin.
- Slice the ginger into thin slices so that more of the ginger will be exposed to the water.
- Place the ginger and lemongrass in a teapot (preferably one with a strainer built in). Pour over boiling water.
- Leave to stand for around 10 minutes
- Add the stalks of mint, and let it stand for another 5 minutes.
- Either drink hot, or pour over ice for an iced tea.
Music to go with it…
Listen on Spotify: Bic Runga – Anthology