With a heat wave on its way in many parts of Australia, including our home town, Brisbane, it's time to ensure that we look after ourselves and keep as cool as possible. Most importantly during summer is to keep well hydrated, and herbal tea is a great way to do this...
Native to southern India, Lemongrass is grown in warm tropical climates and is found throughout South East Asian countries. Think Thai and vietnamese cuisine with gorgeous fresh lemongrass infused stirfry's and curries.
Lemongrass is particularly great to drink hot or cold during summer for its cooling effects on the body, and calms while revitalising the mind and body. In addition, Lemongrass is antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and antiseptic - so in other words its a wonder herb!
While fantastic on its own, lemongrass is also amazing blended with other herbs and teas. Our favourite is Ginger & Hibiscus Kiss, a deliciously refreshing blend of lemongrass, ginger, hibiscus and calendula. Hibiscus is a potent source of vitamin C and brings a beautiful pink colour to the water. Not only do you get the health benefits of these amazing herbs, but you will also feel revitalised, cooled and refreshed. Check out our other lemongrass varieties here.
So the Summer, by looking after your body, ensuring you stay well hydrated, don't spend too much time in the sun, relax and most importantly have fun...it's the best recipe for getting through the sweltering heat!
Enjoy Summer X