Lemon Grass Herbal Tisane from Simple Loose Leaf

Lemon_Grass_HerbalTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Herbal

Where to Buy:  Simple Loose Leaf

Tea Description:

Lemon Grass is a native herb of Southeast Asia.  It is said to help with digestion, calms the nerves, and helps with high blood pressure.  Our Lemon Grass has a delicate Meyer lemon flavor with a hint of sweet ginger and an uplifting floral aroma.

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Taster’s Review:

It’s been a little while since I’ve had pure lemon grass.  It’s not something I drink often but I do enjoy it when I drink it, so I wasn’t at all disappointed to find it in last month’s Co-Op box from Simple Loose leaf.  It’s a lovely herbal tisane:  soft, soothing, and uplifting.

I brewed this in my Breville, using three bamboo scoops (I usually use more leaf when I’m brewing an herbal than when I’m brewing a tea) to 500ml of water.  I set the temperature to 195°F (my go-to temperature for herbals) and the timer was set for 10 minutes.  Because this is a pure lemon grass, I didn’t have to worry about tannins making it bitter.

This is a fine quality lemon grass and it tastes very much like I’d expect a good quality lemon grass to taste.  It’s smooth and buttery with a sweet, lemon-y note.  The lemon taste of lemon grass isn’t a pucker-y tart, it’s more like a lemon curd.  The description above suggests a Meyer lemon, which tends to be a little sweeter than a typical lemon, but I think that it’s even a little sweeter than a Meyer lemon.

The description above also suggests a sweet ginger note and I can pick up on a hint of spice.  I don’t know if I’m tasting ginger but it is a subtle note of spice, reminiscent of white pepper.

It’s a really nice tisane to drink after I’ve had several cups of tea – it’s a nice change of pace to the caffeinated beverage.  It’s naturally caffeine free and it’s quite soothing to sip.  I like to keep lemon grass on hand for times when I’m starting to feel a sore throat come on because it’s very comforting to my throat.  It’s also makes a refreshing cold beverage – my daughter loves it!

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