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Fresh Ginger Peel & Lemongrass Tea

  • Author: Rachel Phipps
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes (plus infusing time)
  • Yield: Serves 1
  • Category: Drinks


This easy tea utilises leftovers from Asian cooking, and is a great winter cold buster!


  • 1 1/2 Mugs Water
  • The peelings from about 2 thumb sized pieces of ginger
  • 1/4 Stick Lemongrass, sliced in half lengthways


  1. Place all the peelings and the lemongrass, along with the water in a small saucepan. You can of course just slice fresh ginger, but this recipe is designed to use up leftovers, after all!
  2. Place over a high heat and bring to the boil. Allow to bubble for about 4 minutes and remove from the heat.
  3. Allow the peel and lemongrass to infuse while it cools enough to drink, strain and enjoy. If you like a lighter tea (though, if you are using this for a cold, I’d recommend you don’t do this) you can not allow the peel to steep and strain the tea before cooling.