Have you ever tasted lemongrass iced tea? I didn’t know that you could make iced tea out of lemongrass until I came across this booth when I was looking around the One Town, One Product (OTOP) Luzon Island Fair 2009 last July.
Lemongrass, or what is locally known as Tanglad or Baraniw, is recognized as a natural insect repellent. It is traditionally mixed with virgin coconut oil, then applied on the skin and even on hair.
But to make it a drink? I can’t imagine. So I bought myself a glass and talked to the people of Gold In Grass Corporation to learn more about it.
It was there that I learned that the lemongrass iced tea that I was drinking is simply instant powdered iced tea with lemongrass essential oils.
However, one can also make lemongrass tea by boiling some stalks and then steeping your choice of tea in the water. They said green tea works best for this.
So what’s the taste of lemongrass iced tea like? It’s aromatic and lemony. Cool and soothing to the throat and quite a refreshing experience.
You can learn more about lemongrass and the Gold In Grass Corporation in their website here.