Lemongrass Chai (Indian Lemongrass Milk Tea) is Indian milk tea infused with lemongrass. It has a refreshing lemony taste and helps uplift the mood and calm down the body. Make it using my easy recipe (vegetarian, gluten-free).
About Lemongrass Chai
Give your regular chai an aromatic twist with the addition of lemongrass leaves. 6 ingredients and 10 minutes are all you need to fix yourself a refreshing cup of Lemongrass Chai.
This hot beverage is perfect to kick-start your mornings or to enjoy your relaxing evenings after a long day of work.
My lemongrass tea recipe makes enough for two, but you can double or triple it for a bigger crowd.
Here are a few more chai recipes that you may like
- Pudina Chai
- Irani Chai
- Tandoori Chai
- Adrak Wali Chai
- Indian Masala Chai
- Sulaimani Tea
- Ginger Turmeric Tea
Benefits Of Lemongrass
Lemongrass is rich in antioxidants, which can help protect your body against damage from free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause cell damage and lead to conditions like cancer and heart disease. Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals and prevent cellular damage.
Lemongrass is also a good source of Vitamin C, which is another powerful antioxidant. Vitamin C helps boost the immune system and protect against infection. It also helps heal wounds and repair tissue damage.
In addition to its antioxidant properties, this herb has anti-inflammatory properties as well. This means it can help reduce swelling and pain associated with conditions like arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.
Lemon grass is also thought to have cancer-fighting properties.
Tea Leaves – Any black tea leaves (chai patti) would do. I like to use loose tea leaves but you can use tea bags also. Just make sure to use the best quality tea leaves for the best chai.
My personal favorite is Tata Gold. You will find it at any Indian grocery store or online.
Lemongrass – You will need fresh lemongrass leaves to make this chai recipe.
Ginger – Ginger root adds a little spice to the chai and is also loaded with many health benefits.
Sugar – Adjust according to your taste. You can replace regular white sugar with cane sugar or jaggery powder.
Milk – Whole Milk (full-fat milk) makes the best chai, but you can replace it with skim or low-fat milk too.
To make lemon grass tea vegan, replace dairy milk with any plant-based milk like almond milk, soy milk, or oats milk.
You can also add a teaspoon of Chai Masala to this tea recipe to make lemongrass masala chai.
Fresh or dried tulsi leaves, black pepper powder, crushed green cardamom, or turmeric powder can also be added to this recipe.
How To Make Lemongrass Chai
Heat 2 cups of water in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
Once the water comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low.
Add ½ inch piece of ginger (crushed) and 2 teaspoon chopped lemongrass leaves to it and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
Add 2 teaspoon tea leaves and 2 teaspoon sugar and again simmer for a minute.
Now increase the heat to medium-high.
Add ½ cup whole milk (full-fat milk) and let the tea cook for another minute.
Stir frequently to prevent it from spilling over.
Strain using a tea strainer into 2 serving cups and serve immediately.
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Lemongrass Chai Recipe (Indian Lemongrass Milk Tea)
- 2 cups water
- ½ inch piece of ginger (crushed)
- 2 teaspoons chopped lemongrass leaves
- 2 teaspoons loose black tea leaves (chai patti) (or 2 tea bags)
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- ½ cup whole milk (full-fat milk)
- Heat water in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Once the water comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low.
- Add ginger and lemongrass leaves to it and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
- Add tea leaves and sugar and again simmer for a minute.
- Now increase the heat to medium-high.
- Add milk and let the tea cook for another minute.
- Stir frequently to prevent it from spilling over.
- Strain using a tea strainer into 2 serving cups and serve immediately.