Need something to calm and soothe your soul? Try making a ginger lemongrass tea, a herbal tea famously served in tropical spa before and after treatment. The aroma of both ginger and lemongrass always reminds us of relaxing Balinese massage and warm foot soak.
We got this recipe from the friendly people from Mandara Spa in Sunway Resort Hotel and made some improvements. We replaced sugar with honey and added pandan leaves for fragrance. After great many experiments, we came up with the perfect ginger and lemongrass with a delicate balance of spice, fragrance and sweetness.
Ginger has amazing medicinal properties and is one of the most potent herbs on earth. It aids the digestive system and, according to Jamu, restores vitality. Great to rejuvenate of modern working women who are often overworked and suffers from gastric.Lemongrass is used in Ayurveda medicine to relieving cough and nasal congestion. Whereas chamomile is a traditionally used to aid sleeping problems, making this tea a perfect drink before going to bed.
YOU WILL NEED (for 4 cups of tea)
> Lemongrass x 6 stalks (actually 8), smacked and cut to inches
> Ginger x 50 g (about half a quarter size), sliced
> Chamomile x 1 packet
> Pandan leaves x 1 , tied in a knot
> Water x 1 litre
> Honey to taste
(1) Without removing the skin, cut ginger into slices. (2) Crush lemongrass with the back of a cleaver or a pestle and then cut them into short stalk, about an inche. (2) Add lemongrass, ginger and pandan leaves into a pot (4) Bring to boil and simmer for an hour. (5) Sweeten with honey and serve.