Lemongrass Tisane

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By David Tanis

Published 2013

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Typically a tisane is a noncaffeinated tea made by steeping flavorful herbs or flowers in hot water. A sturdy herb like lemongrass needs a little simmering to coax out more flavor. Wild claims have been made for its health benefits, but I make lemongrass tisane just because I love the flavor.


  • A 6-inch length of lemongrass, tender center only, thinly sliced
  • 4 cups water


Put the lemongrass in a stainless steel saucepan, add the water, and bring to a boil. Reduce to a bare simmer and cook for 2 minutes, then let steep for 5 minutes. Strain into a warmed teapot and pour into small cups.