Herbal Green Tea is a very refreshing tea made by boiling herbs -lemon grass, basil, ginger, and spices pepper and cinnamon along with green tea bag. Lemon juice gives a tangy refreshing taste to the tea. The tea is rich in antioxidants, good for fat burning and increases metabolic rate of the body, improves digestion, fights against cough and cold and is packed with the goodness of lemon grass, basil, ginger, cinnamon, pepper, lemon. Have it anytime of the day and you will be refreshed and feel stress free.
My mother (Rekha Ramolia) and father (Lavji Ramolia) own a mango farm and they have set up a small food industry on it. The industry has a big solar panel which helps in dehydration process of fruits and veggies. When my mother came to Sydney, she brought a lots of dehydrated lemon grass, Indian basil , curry leaves all grown in her farm with her. My husband and me both prefer to add lots of herbs to our tea and will always experiment by boiling our tea with different herbs. My mother likes to have green tea everyday and that too making in her special style using herbs and spices. She made the herbal green tea by boiling lemon grass, basil, ginger, black pepper, cinnamon and lemon in water along with green tea. We had this every evening when my husband comes back from office.
You can add fresh lemon grass, and basil. Also you can do variation in taste by adding different herbs such as mint leaves.
Boil water along with herbs and spices first.The aroma of lemon grass is just amazing when boiling. Add green tea bag at last. After adding green tea bag just boil for a minute. Boiling more will make tea bitter. Adding lemon juice is optional. You can add honey to balance the sour taste of lemon. We prefer to drink it without honey.
Believe me, the tea is so refreshing. It will just take away all your entire day stress and tiredness and make you fresh. We have continue making this tea even after my mother have left to India. I remember her a lot and miss her company and the refreshing cup of green tea.
Friends do make this easy herbal green tea and feel rejuvenated!!
Herbal Green Tea
- 2.5 cup water
- 1 tsp ginger grated
- 10 lemongrass
- 1 tbsp basil leaves
- 6 peppercorn
- 1/2 tsp cinnamonpowder
- 1 greenteabag
- 1 tbsp lemon juice or as per sourness needed
- In a pot add water and black pepper. Put it to boil.
- Add lemon grass, basil and grated ginger.
- Bring it to boil. Let it boil for 5-7 minutes.
- Add cinnamon powder and boil for couple of minutes. Add green tea bag and boil for a minute.
- Add lemon juice and switch off the heat.
- Strain the tea in serving cups with strainer.
- Enjoy piping hot herbal green tea and get refreshed.