Iced Green Tea with Lemongrass and Ginger

posted by Jane 05-15-100 1:13 PM

From the St. Louis Post
Iced Green Tea with Lemongrass and Ginger

1 (1-inch) piece peeled fresh ginger
1 stalk fresh lemongrass
2 green tea bags
1/4 cup honey
4 cups boiling water
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
Ice cubes

Cut ginger piece into 4 slices. Cut dry ends off lemongrass stalk; peel off outer layer of stalk and discard. Cut top half off lemongrass and save for swizzle sticks. (Wrap in damp paper towel and refrigerate until needed.) Split remaining end of lemongrass; cut into 4 pieces, bruising it a bit to release flavor.

Place ginger, split lemongrass, tea bags and honey in heatproof container or bowl. Pour in boiling water. Let steep until tea cools to room temperature. Remove tea bags. Stir in lemon juice.

Chill until ready to serve. Serve in tall glasses over lots of ice with reserved lemongrass stir sticks.

Yield: 4 cups.

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