Lemongrass Tea

Lemongrass Tea


When I travelled to the Como Shambahla retreat in Bali, I enjoyed this wonderfully aromatic tea after a luxurious massage. Now that I’m home and winter has raised its chilly hand, I find myself regularly brewing myself a pot on the weekend!



  1. Bring the water to a boil over high heat in a medium saucepan.
  2. Add the lemongrass and boil rapidly for 5 minutes.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and simmer the tea for an additional 5 minutes.
  4. Strain the stalks from the liquid. Stir in the xylitol until dissolved.
  5. Serve warm, or chill in the refrigerator and pour over ice.


There are different parts to lemongrass.  There are tough end pieces, tender root pieces and trimmed “grocery-store-herb-section” lemongrass root.  I use the tender root pieces for curries and keep a zipper bag of the left over tough end stalks in the freezer for making this tea! 

To learn more about the health benefits of Lemongrass, read our blog: