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Homegrown Refreshing & Cleansing Tea

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During the warmer months, it is so refreshing to sip on a herbal tea that is cleansing and soothing for the digestion. It's not at all difficult to grow these Asian inspired herbs in individual pots, or even in your own backyard, then you know just how fresh the ingredients really are.



Mint tea, ginger tea, lemongrass tea
Refreshing Herbal Tea


Ingredients:

1 tablespoon freshly chopped lemongrass leaves
1 tablespoon freshly chopped mint leaves
1 teaspoon freshly chopped ginger root
2 cups filtered water



Mint tea, ginger tea, lemongrass tea
Our lemongrass plant


Step 1:

Once you've grown some healthy lemongrass, mint and ginger plants, you can begin harvesting their abundant leaves and roots.



Mint tea, ginger tea, lemongrass tea
Fresh Mint, Lemongrass, Ginger


Step 2:

Bring the filtered water to boil, then add the lemongrass, mint and ginger root.



Mint tea, ginger tea, lemongrass tea
Chop the herbs


Step 3:

Simmer in a saucepan for five minutes to extract the healing properties of the herbs. Ginger has long been used as a digestive tonic in Traditional Chinese Medicine and the lemongrass and mint leaves contribute a refreshing, light flavor.



herbal lemongrass tea
Boil the herbs


Step 4:

Pour the cleansing brew straight into cups, or maybe a tea pot for serving either hot or cold. Enjoy the healing benefits with every sip and add some honey if you have an especially sweet tooth.



herbal lemongrass tea
Pour it hot or cold


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gorgeous cup of tea - next door neighbour has a totally unused lemongrass plant ...... but not anymore !!!!
How lovely to make a tea from your own garden :-)
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