Lemongrass Tea

I know that adequate water intake is important when looking for health through our diet. I understand that water flushes the system, hydrates to keep things moving smoothly, and is 75-80 of our healthy bodies.

Sometimes I want a little flavor in my water.  Here is a flavored water recipe or tea that I drink quite often.

Ingredients:

  • Filtered Water
  • Lemongrass
  • Cinnamon Stick

Instructions:

  1. Cut about 10 leaves off your lemongrass.  Here is part of my lemongrass patch.
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  2. Wash the leaves and cut them into about 3-4 inch lengths & place in a pot of about 3-4 cups of water. 20130626_075147
  3. Stir in the lemongrass with a cinnamon stick.  Break the stick in half and drop it down into the water.
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  4. Boil water on the stove for 5-10 minutes depending on how strong you would like your tea.
  5. Strain out the leaves and cinnamon stick.
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  6. Top off with filtered water, chill and enjoy!
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For more of a flavored water (less of a tea) dilute it with filtered water and enjoy the fresh flavors!

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