Go Back
+ servings
a glass of lemongrass ginger tea
Print Recipe
No ratings yet

Lemongrass Ginger Tea

This Lemongrass Ginger Tea comes with everything you love about ginger tea plus a pleasant fragrance from lemongrass. Learn how to prepare the tea as well as how to enjoy it.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: easy, ginger lemongrass tea, quick, tra gung sa
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 8kcal
Author: Sophie


  • 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, peeled (about 0.6-0.7 oz or 18-20g)
  • 5 lemongrass stalks (about 2 oz or 60g)
  • 4 cups water


  • Slice ginger into 4 slices and use a pestle or something heavy to slightly bruise them. Peel and discard the outer layer of lemongrass. Cut each stalk in half crosswise and use a pestle or something heavy to bruise them.
  • Add water to a small pot and bring to a boil. Add ginger slices and lower the heat to a simmer. Cover the pot and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, add lemongrass stalks. Cover the pot and continue to simmer gently for another 5-7 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and remove the pot from the stove. Let the tea steep for another 5-10 minutes in the pot with the lid still on. You can even steep it longer if you prefer a stronger tea. The tea will also look darker when you steep it longer.
  • To serve hot: pour the tea into serving glasses. You can decorate each glass with a slice of ginger and a lemongrass stalk that you have just simmered.
  • To serve cold: let the tea cool down in the pot and then chill it in the refrigerator before drinking.
  • You can keep the tea in an airtight bottle or container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. It can be reheated easily in the microwave.


Lemongrass ginger tea with honey: brew the tea following Step 1-5. After that, we will flavor the tea with a squeeze of lime juice and honey. For each glass with about 3/4 cup (180ml) of tea, I usually add 1/2 teaspoon lime juice and 2 teaspoons honey. You can tweak it to your liking, but keep in mind that we just need a very small amount of lime juice, otherwise the drink will become a limeade. This version with lime juice and honey is also delicious either hot or cold.


Calories: 8kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 45mg | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg