This is perhaps the simplest thing I have ever made but also one of the most delicious. Although I am a soda drinker, I do from time to time order other beverages when out and so when I saw a recipe for an ice tea with lemongrass in my Easy Thai Cooking cookbook, I decided to give it a try.
The stalks of lemongrass are synonymous with Thai cuisine and they have a distinct citrus aroma that enhances Thai dishes from salads to hot curries and soups. The author of the cookbook notes that “Most commonly, the bottom 4-6 inches are used for infusing, mincing or slicing very thinly to shorten the tough fibers that run lengthwise. The outer tougher leaves must be stripped away, revealing the aromatic and tender inside.”