Lemongrass Tea by Adagio Teas
When I think of lemongrass, my mouth waters as I immediately start craving a variety of Thai soups which feature lemongrass as a major flavor, the soups known as Tom Yum. Although I’ve been a fan of lemongrass for years and have used it in cooking, I was surprised that I had never heard of it as an herbal tea until recently.
Adagio Teas makes a delicious lemongrass teathat is complex and refreshing. I found myself drinking 2-3 cups of this tea the very first time I tried it, this tea is almost addictive. It tastes and smells like fresh lemongrass that you find in any asian market. I love taking home the stalk and peeling away the tough outer layer, revealing a more tender center and releasing an intense lemony fragrance as I chop through it with a sharp knife. The tea is reminiscent of fresh lemongrass but more subtle. If you are looking specifically for a lemon flavored tea, this is quite different. The lemon flavor is softer and there is definitely an herbal note to it that makes it distinctly lemongrass and not pure lemon.
Fans of thai soups will recognize this flavor and love it. I even found myself staring into my cup and wondering if I could throw a cup of this tea into some coconut milk and chicken broth and make a quick thai soup out of it. I rarely have fresh lemongrass just hanging out in my fridge at home. Hmm. I will give it a try and if I manage to get it to work, I’ll post the recipe!
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