Addictive Fresh Lemongrass Tea

This Fresh Lemongrass Tea recipe is easy to make and oh-so-addictive!

Fresh lemongrass tea is easy to make and oh-so-addictive!

Some days are just so tiring, but sipping on this fresh lemongrass tea is certainly helping me perk up!

Fresh lemongrass tea is easy to make and oh-so-addictive!

In a recent trip to London we swapped out our usual morning (and afternoon… and evening) coffees for hot tea with cream and sugar.

Every time we had a cup, we would smile over the steam rising from our mugs and say “why don’t we drink more tea at home?”

We continued our tea-drinking ways for the rest of the trip, and now that I’m home (where it’s HOT!) I am making pitchers of iced tea to get me through the day.

Now, you might remember me telling you that every time I get home from a trip abroad I crave Thai food like nobody’s business. I have no idea why this is, but it just happens so we’ll all have to accept it.

Fresh lemongrass tea is easy to make and oh-so-addictive!

Lemongrass is one of my favorite Thai flavors. I keep a zipper bag of leftover lemongrass in my freezer, so I decided to pull it out and make use of the stems that are too rough for mincing (like for this yummy Vietnamese recipe).

Alright, so in the picture above, you’ll see (from left to right): tough end pieces, tender root pieces, and trimmed “grocery-store-herb-section” lemongrass root.

Many people want to know how to use lemongrass. I like to buy big bunches of lemongrass at my local Asian supermarket and keep it in the freezer. I use the tender root pieces for curries, and save the tough end stalks for making this lemongrass tea recipe!

Fresh lemongrass tea is easy to make and oh-so-addictive!

Technically I’m not sure we can even call this “tea” because it doesn’t contain any “tea leaves” per say, but you should stop being so nit-picky and just make it anyway. It is a great lemongrass recipe, and if you want to call it lemongrass water or a lemongrass drink, I’m okay with it. You will enjoy it either way!

Fresh lemongrass tea is easy to make and oh-so-addictive!

Ready to learn how to make lemongrass tea?

Addictive Fresh Lemongrass Tea Recipe

This Fresh Lemongrass Tea recipe is easy to make and oh-so-addictive!
4.5 from 402 votes
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Course: Beverages
Cuisine: Thai
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 43kcal
Author: Linda
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  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups roughly chopped lemongrass stalks
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Lime wheels for garnish - optional


  • Bring the water to a boil over high heat in a medium saucepan.
  • Add the lemongrass and boil rapidly for 5 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer the tea for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Strain the stalks from the liquid. Stir in the sugar until dissolved.
  • Serve warm, or chill in the refrigerator and pour over ice.


This recipe calls for roughly chopping the lemongrass stalks. So, what does that mean? Chopping is cutting food into bite-sized pieces using a knife. If something is to be finely chopped, the pieces should be smaller than bite sized, and for roughly chopped, the pieces should be slightly bigger.
Nutrition Facts
Addictive Fresh Lemongrass Tea Recipe
Serving Size
1 cup
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Hi, I'm Linda! Welcome to The Wanderlust Kitchen, where I share recipes and travel adventures from all around the world. Here you'll find a world of recipes you can have confidence in. These recipes celebrate authentic food heritage as well as modern techniques and ingredients. Be adventurous and try a new recipe and travel somewhere you have never been before.  Bon Appétit! Bon Voyage!  

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  1. 3 stars
    TOO MUCH SUGAR… no wonder you are addicted to it. i used half the sugar & that was still too much. i’ll be using maybe 2 T of sugar next time.

  2. 5 stars
    OH, YUM!!! It is the end of October and I was in my garden harvesting my most tender items as frost is knocking at our door. I opted to harvest a few stalks of lemongrass with the intent to look for a lemongrass soap recipe. Luckily for me I found this one first. Since it’s chilly here, I made lemongrass tea and chose to enjoy it warm, with a little bit of honey from my bees. IT’S MY NEW FAVORITE THING!!! Thanks!!!