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I’ve discovered a really beautiful tea that I want to share.
I discovered last weekend that our local Asian grocery sells organic pandan leaves, so I picked up a bunch yesterday afternoon. We have several mature lemongrass plants in pots in our garden. Pandan and lemongrass tea is widely used in Asia as a digestive tonic and just as a delicious tea to enjoy.
Making it is super easy. For two large or four small cups of tea, roughly chop, then bruise, four large pandan leaves. Then do the same for a bunch of lemongrass that’s about the width of a carrot. Slice one lime, and chop a knob of ginger. Add all to three cups of distilled or fresh spring water in a pot, bring to a boil, and let simmer for 20 or so minutes.
Strain the tea through a fine sieve, and add some agave or palm sugar to sweeten if you like.
It’s a completely soothing, refreshing, cleansing, fragrant, and satisfying tea. Its fragrance will fill the house as it simmers. Ginger is warming and heart opening, and lime is cleansing and detoxifying. It’s just plain delicious too.
If it’s too hot to use the stove, make it using the sun tea method. That way, you’ll get the healing magic of the sun in your brew. Find yourself some pandan leaves and try this.
Live in peace.