1.5 oz. (15-20 cups) or 6 oz. (60-80 cups)
Native to Sri Lanka, this hand-cut lemongrass tisane (an herbal tea) comes from the island’s central highlands in Uva Province. It has been used in cooking and medicine in south Asia for more than 2,000 years. Unlike tea, lemongrass is naturally caffeine-free. Our Ceylon Lemongrass has intense lemon and refreshing minty flavors and it can be brewed several times. It is grown organically, but not yet certified.
Amount: 1 teaspoon of loose lemongrass per cup of water
Temperature: 212 ̊ (A full, rolling boil)
Steep time: 5 – 9 minutes
*As with any herbal tea, always check with your doctor prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing.
About Our Sri Lankan Tea
Formerly called Ceylon, the island of Sri Lanka has produced some of the finest tea in the world for the last 150 years. While the tea industry survived Sri Lanka’s 30-year-long civil war intact, it has also bolstered the entire country’s continued economic recovery since the war's end in 2009.
Our Ceylon tea comes from Amba Estate, a small tea garden and organic farm nestled at 3,300 feet, high above the Ravanna-Ella waterfalls in the Uva mountains of Sri Lanka. Working with the local community, its 30 full-time workers produce a range of artisanal, hand-rolled teas. Amba’s products are made using local ingredients according to the season to create a unique combination of flavor, color and aroma. And unlike almost any other tea estate, Amba shares 10 percent of its revenue with employees. In a country recovering from a decades-long civil war, Amba has another rare distinction: Its staff is nearly equally split between Sinhalese and Tamil workers.