Lemongrass aromatic herbal tea

Lemongrass aromatic herbal tea
18/02/2015 Margarida Moreira

The lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus, Poaceae family – originating in Sri Lanka or India. It is a grassy plant that loves sun exposure and moist soils.) herbal tea is the most aromatic, delicious and bright aromatic herbal tea that you can enjoy: very hot or iced.
The plant is harvested during the sunniest days and scorching summer, to awaken and liberate all its fragrance, freshness, compounds and essential oils that will be revealed on the palate.

The beautiful herbal tea of intense and dazzling green is the best digestive in the world!

The harmonious herbal tea must be prepared with hot water (90ºC), to which is added 3g of fine pieces of green leaves and coarsely shredded that after 5 minutes of infusion can be served in a glass or porcelain tea cup. For hot days, it is recommended –  by organoleptic preferences – to be served very fresh or chilled, accompanied by crackers, muffins and cookies or parallel to a colorful fruit salad.

The herbal tea (lemongrass tea) is medically recommended for digestive disorders and for its antioxidant properties. Lemongrass reduces the probability of occurrence of cancer, it also has other medicinal properties such as calming, diuretic, antispasmodic, antiseptic and carminative. The use and consumption of the plant is not recommended during pregnancy. The herbal tea from this plant is delicious, safe and generally free of side effects – can occur allergic reactions in sensitive people.

In Asia and Africa, the plant is traditionally used as a spice seasoning – fish dishes and sauces.

The lemongrass aromatic herbal tea has an aroma that promises to be revealing, fresh, sweet-citrus and limony.

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