History of Lemongrass and Ginger Tea
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon) is a tall, perennial grass that can grow up to three meters (approx. ten feet) high. It flourishes in temperate and subtropical regions around the world, famously exuding a potent lemony aroma.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) comes from the Zingiberaceae family. It is a close relative of Cardamom and Turmeric Tea. However, unlike its cousins, it no longer grows in the wild. The stem can reach heights of up to one metre, producing lanceolate leaves.
Underground, meanwhile, and perhaps most importantly, is the root. The West has known of it for 2,000 years, while China has used it for 5,000 years.
Lemongrass and Ginger Tea Caffeine
Caffeine is a stimulating chemical compound that exists in around sixty plants. This includes Tea (Camellia sinensis), Coffee (coffee), and Yerba Mate (Ilex Paraguariensis). Neither ingredient found in Lemongrass and Ginger Loose Tea belongs to the family, meaning it a 100% caffeine-free Tea.
While it isn’t going to provide an energy boost, then, it makes for an excellent choice before heading off to sleep.
How Do You Make Ginger and Lemongrass Tea?
1, Add Loose Tea to a Tea Infuser or Filter.
2, Place the Tea-filled accessory in a cup or mug.
3, Pour water boiled to 100°C over the leaves and root pieces.
4, Allow it to steep for 5-10 minutes.
How to Serve: Consider honey or, perhaps unsurprisingly, lemon. Alternatively, serve without additions.