1. Ginger and Lemongrass Tea

    I make a lemongrass, ginseng and ginger tea from dehydrating shaved slices of ginger, shaved ginseng and cut stalks of lemongrass … and it’s amazing.

    2 parts Ginger
    1 part Lemongrass
    0.5 part Ginseng 

    Start off by shaving slices of ginger and ginseng, lay them out on a tray, coat them with raw sugar and set aside for an hour.

    Meanwhile, gently crush and slice the lemongrass stalks into 2cm/1 inch pieces.

    Shake off the sugar from the ginger and ginseng (collect this in a special little jar if you normally have sugar with your tea for an extra ginger kick)

    Place the lemongrass, ginger and ginseng onto some baking paper.

    If you (like me) do not have a dehydrator, then place the tray in an oven set to 100*C (212*F) for about an hour, then turn off the heat and leave there overnight.

    In the morning, use a rolling pin to break up and crush the now dry pieces before placing them in an airtight container.

    Use like any other loose leaf tea.

    I occasionally mix it with some loose leaf tea (like Yerba Mate) if I need a bit of a caffeine hit, otherwise it really is delicious on its own.