Join us as we explore the world of infusions with our Lemongrass & Ginger infusion. We have some delightfully zesty food pairings, along with tasting notes from our resident Tea Master. We’re also giving you three refreshing ways to enjoy our Lemongrass & Ginger infusion, and a story as old as time itself.
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First up – a quick way to make it at home:
If you’re looking to add a little extra spice to the zesty flavours, then we have a treat for you:
bags with freshly boiled water and leave to brew for 3 to 4 minutes.
This zesty, refreshing and soothing concoction will leave you feeling invigorated for the whole day:
Lemongrass & Ginger infusion
with an Italian lemon pasta
“Vibrant, aromatic, lightly citrus and mildly sweet with a crisp finish
enhanced with a ginger zing, this is a versatile tea that works with both
a good helping of spice - especially in Sri Lankan dishes such as a
tamarind chicken curry or a fragrant Thai green curry or with Japanese
miso and tofu soup. Try too with a classic Italian lemon pasta dish much
loved by Nigella Lawson. Lemongrass & Ginger infusion is a refreshing
light beverage to drink warm or chilled alongside a summery salad such
as butter lettuce, chicken and mango salad. The tea would also be good
partnering a traditional British creamy dessert like trifle or lemon posset”.
Sudi Pigott is a discerningly greedy food, drink and travel journalist who has contributed to The i Paper,
National Geographic Food, Fine Dining Lovers, The Spectator and Falstaff International
as well as international publications for over 20 years. She runs food writing workshops and is
the author of the seismic handbook ‘How to be a Better Foodie’.
TEA MASTER’S NOTES
Our resident Tea Master, Lalith Lenadora shares his expert knowledge on
Lemongrass & Ginger infusion and the flavour profiles:
Our Lemongrass & Ginger infusion is a delightfully fresh, caffeine
free infusion. The finest fresh lemongrass is blended with ginger for
a fragrant, zesty and subtly spicy finish which is reputed to help boost
There is no flavour in the world quite like that
of ginger. It’s hot, zesty and biting yet sweet
and warm. Ginger is quite pungent and spicy
with a very slight woody flavour that lends a
certain mildness to its overall profile, and is as
aromatic as it is flavourful.
Lemongrass has a flavour profile all its own.
While it’s citrusy with a lemony flavour, it
tastes almost like a mix of lemon and lemon
mint. The flavour is quite light and does not
overpower other flavours.
In Sri Lanka, Ginger has been grown in the wild for centuries, by rural Sinhalese villagers. Harvested by hand, unlike commercially grown ginger, it is hand-washed five times to remove all nodules. Then, using traditional Sri Lankan slicing techniques, it is allowed to naturally dehydrate on top of a village hearth.
This time-honoured process ensures that our ginger retains its organic taste and aroma, when compared with commercially grown ginger in other parts of the world.
Ginger is loaded with essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients which are believed not only to boost your immunity but also to help combat:
• Muscle strains and headaches
• Sore throats, coughs and colds
Native to Sri Lanka, our hand-cut lemongrass hails from the island’s central highlands in the Uva province, and has been a common ingredient in South Asian cuisine and medicine for more than 2,000 years.
Naturally caffeine-free, our lemongrass produces intense lemon and refreshing minty flavours which have developed due to overall growth conditions in the Uva region, making it robust enough to be brewed several times over.
Due to the high level of antioxidants found in lemongrass, many people choose to incorporate it into their daily diet and the reputed health benefits include:
• Reducing inflammation
• Relieving anxiety
• Preventing infection
• Relieving pain
• Boosting red blood cell levels
DID YOU KNOW
The results of a 2015 study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food
suggest that drinking lemongrass infusions daily for 30 days can increase the
haemoglobin concentration, packed cell volume, and the red blood cell count
in your body. Scientists believe it’s due to the antioxidant and pharmacologic
properties of lemongrass.
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