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No. 240 - Lemongrass

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These neat, short stalks of lemongrass have refreshing, pleasant aroma. One cup of bright yellowish sweet lemongrass tea infusion is a refreshing accompaniment to many different types of cuisines not only for its zesty flavor reminiscent of lemon but also for its health benefits.

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Herbal tea refers to any beverage made from the infusion or decoction of plant material including flower, stem, or leaf even plant root. These 100% natural ingredients without any artificial colors and caffeine content can guarantee its good quality. So we can say these good-looking herbal teas, being rich in nutrients (such as Vitamin B, C, and E), are not only pleasant to look and but also healthy to drink.


Characteristics

Lemon grass, a perennial herb native to Southeast Asia, as its name suggests it has a strong flavor of lemon aroma and fascicles long leaves which can reach up to 150 cm. Lemon grass is common in tropical regions and just due to its tropical nature, lemongrass usually only survives in sunny, warm and humid environment. In addition to as a common source of herbal worldwide, the lemon grass is also used widely used in Southeast Asia cooking for its health benefits and natural lemon taste.


Growing Area

Yunnan province is located in the far southwest of the China, bordering on three countries (Vietnam, Laos and Burma) of Southeast Asian, which is assumed to be homeland of lemongrass. Like other parts of the world, both the geographical and climate conditions in Yunnan provide excellent conditions for lemongrass. Yunnan has a generally mild climate with pleasant and fair weather because of the province's location on south-facing mountain slopes influenced by both the Pacific and Indian oceans. Much of the province lies within the subtropical highland or humid subtropical zone with mild to warm winters, and tempered summers, except in the almost tropical south. As the China’s most diverse province, Yunnan is known as the fine fame “kingdom of plants “and “kingdom of animals“ and it’s capital “Kunming” also called “spring city and flower city “due to its warm weather all the year around.

Additional Information

Ingredients Lemongrass
Product of: China
Region(s) Yunnan Province - Kunming City
Antioxidants None
Caffeine None
Makes Great Iced Tea No
Milk Yes
Sugar Yes
Lemon No
Mint No
Organic No
Chinese Gongfu Method (Water Amount) Not Available
Chinese Gongfu Method (Water Temp) Not Available
Chinese Gongfu Method (Amount) Not Available
Chinese Gongfu Method (Time) Not Available
Western Method (Water Amount) 16.9 fl oz / 500 ml
Western Method (Water Temp) 203 F / 95 C
Western Method (Amount) 7 Tablespoons
Western Method (Time) 5-10 Mins (to taste)
Steeping Notes You can improve the tea flavor by changing the tea amount or adding rock candy, milk, and honey according to your personal preference.