Lemongrass is one of my favorite herbs in my cooking. This grass is very popular and commonly to Asian cooking. It has a very lemony aromatic fragrant that is why this herb is commonly used in soups, curries and cold and hot drinks. Easily available at most of the Asian grocery stores and it comes in the form of fresh or dried.
Due to the warm temperate weather, the drink is very commonly sold in South and Southeast Asian countries. You can also use this herb for any other cooling drinks. Well, I hope you will try this lemongrass for your cooking soon. The below recipe I used all dried ingredients for this drink. You can serve this tea hot/warm/cold or iced.
2 fresh stalks lemongrass, cut the grass leaves and root off, sliced the tender sections and crushed the hard sections (especially the bottom parts) OR ¾ cup dried lemongrass
3-4 sprigs fresh/dried/frozen pandan leaves, washed and knotted
Rock sugars/raw sugar/honey to taste accordingly
8 cups water
Heat a pot with water, fresh crushed/dried lemongrass, knotted pandan leaves/dried pandan pieces over medium-high heat. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Add rock sugars or raw sugar if used and stir until completely dissolved. Heat off and strained. If honey is used, add it now and stir well. You may serve the tea hot/cold/iced.