Recently I made a lemongrass Thai curry, and I had leftover lemongrass and galangal. I used these ingredients to make this delicious lemongrass galangal chai inspired by the flavors of Thailand. The lemongrass is soothing while the galangal adds a spicy kick to the tea.
- 1 tablespoon loose leaf black tea (I like Assam tea)
- 3/4 cup water
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 inch piece of galangal, coarsely chopped (you can substitute ginger)
- 6 inch stalk of lemongrass, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
(Makes 1 serving)
1- Add the water, tea, lemongrass, and galangal to a small saucepan. Bring the water to a boil. Once it starts boiling, turn off the heat.
2- Let the tea steep for about 7-10 minutes, depending on how strong you want it.
3- Use a tea strainer to strain the tea into a mug. Discard the tea leaves, lemongrass, and galangal.
4- Return the pot to the stove. Add the milk. Once the milk is warm, add the milk to the tea.