Her: Basil Lemongrass Tea

yields: 6

Ingredients:

  • 3 large lemongrass stalks, coarsely chopped

  • 1 cup chopped basil leaves and stems

  • 1/2 cup chopped mint leaves

  • 1/3 cup tarragon leaves

  • 4 whole berries, lightly crushed, such as raspberries or strawberries

  • 2 quarts boiling water

  • 3 tablespoons agave syrup or 2 tablespoons light honey

  • Lime wheels, for serving


Place the lemongrass, basil, mint, tarragon and berries in a large, heatproof bowl. Add the boiling water, cover and let stand for 1 1/2 hours. Strain the tisane into a pitcher and stir in the agave syrup. Pour into 6 ice-filled rocks glasses, garnish with the lime wheels and serve.

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