Out the front of the house was a HUGE lemongrass bush with really sharp leaves. I never touched it as the leaves could cut you if you approached it in the wrong way, but my sister used to make us iced lemon grass tea to enjoy during the hot days. I still remember the taste of that tea and it was good.
A few months ago I decide to grow lemongrass out on my balcony as I loved that tea so much, even though I really had no idea how she made it. She assured me recently it was pretty simple, but couldn't quite remember what she did as it was a l-o-n-g time ago.
I just followed the same method that I used to make my mint tea which couldn't be simpler. I grabbed a handful of lemongrass (being careful as the grass is super sharp), popped it into my T2 ice-tea pot, added hot water and viola! Just wait for the tea to cool in the fridge and you have iced lemongrass tea. Just as delicious as I remember it being nearly 30 years ago.
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