Delicious Lemongrass Tea Recipe (Step-by-step)

by Rachna
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Lemongrass tea just the name evokes a citrusy, fresh feel, doesn’t it? I only recently started making it, and I have to say that I love it immensely. It is included in the arsenal of my tea recipes, and I make it regularly. It helps that I grow lemongrass in pots at home hence have a steady supply of it. Else it can easily be bought at a store.

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Benefits of Lemongrass Tea

Lemongrass tea has immense health benefits. Brimming with antioxidants and cooling energy it helps with digestion problems. Its high Vitamin A and Vitamin C makes it useful during coughs and colds. It is also good for health of skin and hair. It is rich in Potassium and helps in regulating blood pressure. It also relieves bloating and is good to relieve premenstrual stress. It has polyphenols which helps in burning more calories and increasing metabolism.

There are 3 ways in which you can make fresh lemongrass tea:

Ways to Make Lemongrass Tea

First and the simplest is that you take 2 cups of water. Heat it and add 1 lemongrass stalks and grass chopped in it. Allow to steep for 10-15 minutes, and you will get a pale liquid. Add honey and lemon juice to taste, and your lemongrass tea is ready.

Another way would be to add a tea bag when you will allow the lemongrass to steep. Remove the tea bag when the liquid looks pale brown. Then continue to steep lemongrass. Finally strain and add honey and lemon juice to taste for your fresh hot lemongrass tea.

And here’s my favourite Indian lemongrass tea or chai recipe:

lemongrass tea recipe
lemongrass tea

Fresh Lemongrass Tea Recipe | Lemongrass chai

Rachna Parmar
This lemongrass tea or lemongrass chai is not only good for health but its fresh, citrusy taste will leave you asking for more. Do try my simple recipe.
4.89 from 9 votes
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Beverage, Tea
Cuisine American, Continental with an Indian Twist
Servings 2 people
Calories 36 kcal


  • 2 cups water
  • 1.5 tsp tea leaves I use Taj Mahal tea
  • 1 lemongrass stalks and leaves chopped
  • 2 tsp. sugar/honey
  • ¼ cup milk


  • Bring the water and lemongrass stalks and leaves to a boil. Let lemongrass steep for about 5 minutes.
  • Now add the tea leaves and lower the flame. Let the tea leaves brew for about 3 minutes.
  • Add milk and sugar. Heat for a minute more.
  • Strain and serve.
  • Your Lemongrass chai is ready.



  • You must add both leaves and stalk of lemongrass. I end up using one lemongrass each time.
  • You can skip milk but I do love this Indian way of making lemongrass tea.
  • You can add a dash of cinnamon powder if you like.


Nutrition Facts
Fresh Lemongrass Tea Recipe | Lemongrass chai
Amount Per Serving
Calories 36 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 26mg1%
Potassium 58mg2%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Heat lemongrass leaves and stalks along with 2 cups of water.

lemongrass tea recipe

Steep for 15 minutes. Add 1.5 tsp tea leaves and further steep for 3 minutes. Add 1/4 cup milk and sugar/honey to taste. Strain and serve hot.

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Your tea is ready to serve. Enjoy!

Hope you liked this easy recipe of lemongrass tea and will make it and serve it to your friends and family.

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Sonia Chatterjee -

5 stars
I discovered lemon grass tea last year and I disliked it. But it grows on you if you keep trying at intervals. We make this at home mainly because my husband has benefited a lot from replacing the usual milk tea with lemongrass tea.

Soumya -

I cannot have milk in my tea or coffee, so I’m gonna skip the milk! I love lemongrass and its flavor is just amazing. I’d love to make the milkless version of it and try. I’ve heard it helps with sleep as well. An insomniac like me can do with it 🙂

Vidya Sury -

Very nice, Rachna. I prefer it without the milk, but now that I’ve read your recipe, I will try the milk version. I don’t take sugar though. Now, to source the lemongrass. I do have lemongrass teabags. 🙂 I really enjoy my afternoon cup of tea in different flavors!

Anita -

I love the aroma of Lemon Grass.
Your recipe looks great, Rachna!
Have you tried using Lemon Grass while preparing rice? Appetizing 🙂

Rachna -

Thanks Anita. I haven’t tried lemongrass for rice but I will surely try next time.

Shilpa Garg -

5 stars
I have never had lemon grass tea with the real stalks and leaves. Have had lemon grass tea bags. Will look out for lemon grass in the super market next time.


Hi Rachna, I have been using lemon grass for quite some time now but only the leaves.. does it benefit the same way as it would having not added a stalk to it?

Rachna -

Hi Allan, It is preferable to use both stalks and leaves for the health benefits. Sometimes I add lemongrass leaves just for a faint flavour and smell. 🙂

Garima Kaushik -

5 stars
I had lemon grass chai sometime back but I could never get that flavour whenever I tried it. Now thanks to your recipe I think I will finally get it right. Can’t wait to give it a try. Thanks!

Rachna -

Thanks Garima. It’s a favourite tea of mine. I hope you love it as well.


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