Lemongrass Iced “Tea” with Wild Honey
The word "tea" is enclosed in quotes for a reason. There is no Camellia sinensis in this drink. It's an infusion or what the French call a tisane. The drink is made with fresh lemongrass stalks that were boiled, allowed to infuse then cooled. Then, I added honey, slices of lemon and orange, and ice.The lemon and orange slices aren’t merely ornamental. The juices and aroma get mixed with the liquid.
- Bruise the lemongrass stalks by lightly pounding them then cut into short pieces.
- Put in a pot, pour in about four cups of water, bring to the boil, simmer for a few minutes then turn off the heat.
- Allow the lemongrass stalks to infuse and cool.
- Strain the infusion into a pitcher and stir in enough honey to taste.
- Add ice.
- Garnish with lemon and orange slices.
- Stir well.
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