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Lemongrass Tea (Citronnelle)

From “The Africa Cookbook Tastes of a Continent” by Jessica B. Harris. Cote D’Ivoire. Used as a digestive tea or to treat stomachaches and fevers.


  • 2 cups water, boiling
  • 3-4 stalks lemongrass, peeled
  • sugar or sugar syrup, to taste

Place lemongrass in a small 2-cup teapot.

Pour boiling water over lemongrass and allow to steep for 5 minutes.

Serve hot as an after-dinner tisane with sugar to taste.