Lemongrass tea is perfect for people who like tart and tangy flavors. This herbal tea offers hints of mint and lemon that infuse perfectly in refreshing glasses of iced tea or hot mugs.

The unique flavor profile also makes it a great tea to blend with other flavors to create nuanced blends. Discover the exquisite taste of this herbal tisane with our favorite lemongrass tea recipes.

Looking for high-quality lemongrass tea and complementary flavors for your next cuppa? Check out our delicious teas that highlight lemongrass flavors right here.

What is Lemongrass Tea?

Lemongrass tea is made from the leaves or stalks of the lemongrass plant known as Cymbopogon. It is an herbal tea that is naturally caffeine-free. Unlike true teas such as green tea or black tea, this tea can be consumed all day long without affecting sleep cycles since it doesn't contain any caffeine.

Lemongrass tea has long been used in herbal medicine and offers numerous potential health benefits. The tea may offer a protective effect against ulcers and may help streamline digestion (1). The benefits of lemongrass tea may also help to decrease blood pressure and prevent heart disease when consumed every day (2).

The tea is also naturally calorie-free making it a great choice for people who want to lose weight and are looking for tasty beverages that aren't packed with sugar. The tea also boasts antioxidants that may help fight free radicals and prevent oxidative stress.

Fresh lemongrass tea can be made from the leaves and stalks of garden plants. The tea can also be made using dried lemongrass in the form of loose leaf tea or tea bags.

Lemongrass tea features a vibrant flavor profile with minty and lemony notes that are enhanced by a sharp finish. The tea is mildly sweet and features a lemony aroma that pairs perfectly with Asian cuisine including Vietnamese food and Thai food. It can be consumed as a hot drink or iced tea. Read on to find some tasty lemongrass tea recipes you can try today.

Simple Fresh Lemongrass Tea Recipe


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup lemongrass stalks (finely chopped)
  • Sugar (as desired)
  • Lemon slices for garnish


  1. Use a tea kettle or saucepan to bring water to a rapid boil.
  2. Turn heat to low and add in the lemongrass stalks. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Use a fine-mesh strainer to remove the lemongrass stalks from the tea concentrate.
  4. Add sugar and stir well. Serve in your favorite teacup and garnish with a lemon slice.

Lemongrass Ginger Tea



  1. Bring water to a rapid boil in a stovetop pan or a temperature-controlled tea kettle.
  2. Remove from heat and steep the tea leaves in the boiling water using a tea ball or other strainer.
  3. Let the tea steep for 5 to 10 minutes depending on desired flavor strength. The longer the steep time, the stronger the flavor.
  4. Remove the tea leaves and enjoy! Garnish with a slice of lemon or sweeten with a dash of honey if desired.

Recipe Notes:

This invigorating hot tea can also be made using fresh ginger and fresh lemongrass stalks. Simply harvest the lemongrass and ginger and steep in boiling water for 5 to 10 minutes. Discard the herbs before drinking.


Lemongrass and Apple Spice Iced Tea



  1. Bring water to a boil using a large saucepan or a teapot.
  2. Reduce heat to low and add in the tea leaves. Slowly simmer and allow the leaves to steep for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the mixture from heat and let cool until it reaches room temperature.
  4. In a large glass pitcher, place the sliced apples and cinnamon sticks. Add in the tea mixture.
  5. Store in the refrigerator or 2 hours before serving. Serve over ice cubes and garnish with an apple slice of lemongrass sprig. Enjoy!

Lemongrass and French Vanilla Pu-Erh Tea



  1. Heat water to 190 degrees Fahrenheit using a temperature-controlled tea kettle.
  2. Pour the hot water into a teacup and add the tea leaves.
  3. Steep for 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Remove the leaves, add a few drops of vanilla extract if desired, and enjoy!

Lovely Lemongrass

Lemongrass tea offers a refreshing minty and lemony flavor. It's vibrant flavors pair perfectly with spices, fruity notes, and floral blends. The opportunities are endless when it comes to brewing unique teas using lemongrass.

Add a touch of London style to your tea and pair it with scones and finger sandwiches for an afternoon tea experience. Pour some lemongrass tea into your next teacup and enjoy the aroma and flavor of this tart and tangy tea.


1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3326778/

2. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/260230919_Effect_of_Lemongrass_and_Green_tea_on_blood_pressure_and_heart_rate