- Qualites: Lemony aroma, floral-citrus flavour
- Parts used: Stalks
- Origin: Egypt
- Cultivation: Certified Organic & Kosher Certified
Lemongrass is extremely popular in tea blends for its flavour and aroma, but is also used universally as a culinary herb. It is known for its invigorating lemon-like scent and healthful properties. Dried lemongrass is more subtle than its fresh counterpart, however, it still lends a most delicate and enticing note to herbal teas, body care, and culinary uses. One teaspoon of lemongrass equates to one stalk of fresh lemongrass: soak dried herb in warm water several hours before use in cooking.
How to Brew Herbal Teas
As a rule of thumb, for single herbs add 1 tsp. dried herb per cup hot water (though you can make your tea as strong or weak as you’d like). For blends of more than 2 herbs, use 1 Tbsp. dried herb blend per cup of hot water.
INFUSIONS are for plant materials that are relatively fragile (leaves, fruits, seeds, flowers and roots with high volatile oils like Valerian or Goldenseal). Place a tight fitting lid over the tea, and allow to steep for 10-20 minutes, or overnight – depending on the flavour and strength you wish.
DECOCTIONS are like infusions, but are used when the plant material is tenacious (such as roots, barks, nuts and non-aromatic seeds). This method makes very concentrated teas, so the plant material can be used 2-3 times before discarding. Bring water to a boil. Add herb to boiling water, cover with tight fitting lid, and allow to simmer on low heat for 15-20 mins. Remove from heat and strain.
How to brew when your blend has both fragile and tenacious herbs?
You do both methods! First decoct your roots, barks or seeds as described above. Turn off the heat, and then add the leaves/flowers and leave to steep for as long as you desire.
100% pure certified organic Cymbopogon citratus.
*Though we have provided the aforementioned precautions, they may not be comprehensive and therefore it is each individuals responsibility to research any herbs they choose to use. Kolya Naturals ( owned and operated as part of Optimum Health Choices Inc.) is not responsible for any adverse reactions that may be experienced by using these herbs.
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