Lemongrass Chai (Indian Lemongrass Milk Tea)

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Lemongrass Chai (Indian Lemongrass Milk Tea) is an Indian milk tea infused with lemongrass. Its refreshing, lemony taste helps uplift the mood and calm down the body. Make it using my easy recipe.

You may like a few more chai recipes: Pudina Chai, Irani Chai, Tandoori Chai, Adrak Wali Chai, and Indian Masala Chai.

Lemongras chai served in a glass.
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About Lemongrass Chai

Lemongrass Chai is Indian milk tea flavored with lemongrass. It comes together in 10 minutes using 6 simple ingredients.

This hot beverage is perfect for kick-starting your mornings or relaxing evenings after a long workday.

Ingredients

Lemongrass chai ingredients

Tea Leaves – Any black tea leaves (chai patti) will do. I like to use loose tea leaves, but you can also use tea bags. Just 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.

Lemongrass has many health benefits. Read about them here.

Ginger – Ginger root adds a little spice to the chai and has 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 also replace it with skim or low-fat milk.

To make lemon grass tea vegan, replace dairy milk with plant-based milk, such as almond, soy, or oat milk.

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.

Water heating in a saucepan.

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.

Ginger and lemongrass added to the pan.

Add 2 teaspoon tea leaves and 2 teaspoon sugar and again simmer for a minute.

Tea leaves and sugar added to the pan.

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.

Milk added to the pan.
Cooked tea.

Strain using a tea strainer into 2 serving cups and serve immediately.

Lemongrass tea strained in a cup.

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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).
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Lemongrass Chai Recipe (Indian Lemongrass Milk Tea)

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.
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 6 minutes
Total: 8 minutes
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients 

  • 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)
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Instructions 

  • 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.

Video

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Nutrition

Calories: 54kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 35mg, Potassium: 108mg, Fiber: 0.04g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 99IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 83mg, Iron: 0.1mg
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