- 6 cups of water
- 6 bags of green tea or 6 teaspoons of loose leaf tea in an infuser
- 3 stalks of lemongrass
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
- 6 sprigs of mint
Slice the lemongrass stalks lengthwise, then smash them with the back of a knife to release the flavor. Place the stalks in a saucepan, add the water, and bring to a boil. As soon as the water starts to boil, bring down the heat and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand for another 5 minutes before adding tea bags and honey. Let steep for another 5 minutes before pouring into a pitcher filled with ice. Serve over ice and crushed mint leaves. Garnish with lemon or lime wedges.
What is steeping? Steeping is a process in tea-brewing where tea is immersed in water to extract its flavor and compounds.