I had few leftover fresh Galangal and Lemongrass after preparing Thai curry paste, so thought of using in our regular tea as the both ingredients gives a refreshing aroma. The tea tasted flavorful and very refreshing as my expectation. Lemon grass and Galangal is widely used in Thai cuisine and apart from culinary uses, both has has lots of medicinal values. Lemongrass, also called as fever grass is a herb is widely used in soups, curries and tea. This has a subtle citrus flavor and also available in both dried and fresh form. Lemongrass helps in digestion, controls cholesterol levels, cleanse and detoxify the body, heals cold and flu, fights cancer and reduces arthritis pain. Galangal is from ginger family and also known as Siamese ginger. Like lemongrass, this also has lots of health benefits like relives stomach discomfort, improves blood circulation and acts as anti-inflammatory. While surfing about the medicinal values, also got an amazing information that chewing few slices of galangal gives an immediate relief from diarrhea.
So, here comes the recipe for refreshing and healthy tea...
2 Tbsp Lemon grass, finely chopped
2 Tbsp Galangal, finely chopped
2 1/2 Tsp Tea powder ( I have used Red label brand )
3 - 4 Tsp Brown sugar
1/4 Cup Water
1 1/2 Cups Milk
Boil milk and keep aside.
Boil water along with the chopped lemon grass and galangal in a low flame for couple of minutes.
Add tea powder along with the boiled milk and brown sugar.
Let it boil in a low flame until the color of tea changes.
Once done, strain it using tea filter and serve hot.
Serving Options :
Serve hot with biscuits.