Organic Sri Lankan Lemongrass
Looking for something to sip on in the evenings that can help you de-stress? Say hello to our very first herbal tisane, Lemongrass!
Grown in the scenic Uva region of Sri Lanka, this Lemongrass was cold-brewed and served to us upon arrival at the beautiful highlands. Refreshing and punchy, it was the perfect welcome drink after a long journey up to the mountains.
Native to Sri Lanka and South India, lemongrass can now be found in many countries around the world and is believed to carry many health benefits. This includes relieving anxiety and reducing inflammation in the body.
Ours tastes different to the familiar Thai lemongrass - bolder, yet smoother with a lingering sweetness. When infused, it produces a key lime green liquor in your cup, with a refreshing, citrusy aroma. Infuse it hot for an evening treat, adding ginger slices to combat a cold or sore throat. Or cold-brew it to keep yourself refreshed on hot afternoons.
PICKED Dec 2020
ORIGIN Amba Estate, Uva, Sri Lanka | 1030m Elevation | 10% Revenue Share
LEAF Organic Lemongrass Botanical
CRAFT Picked, cut & gently dried
NOTES Bold, Lemon Tart, Minty, Refreshing
BENEFITS May relieve anxiety and bloating
Western Brew (Mug / Teapot): 3g (2 Tbsp) | 350ml | 95°C | 4 min | + 1 min for additional brews | Can steep ~ 5 times
*Check out our tea infuser for easy brewing
Cold-Brew (Pitcher): 10g | 750ml | Room temp | 8 hours in fridge | Strain & serve. Ginger slices optional.
*Recommended with our cold-brew bottle
Started by four partners with a focus on sustainability, Amba Estate is an organic farm producing artisanal teas, coffees and herbs. In addition to salary, benefits and overtime, Amba gives 10% of all its revenues back to its employees. Unlike other producers, Amba also empowers their staff through rotational work - meaning pickers can also process the leaves. This gives them a full-circle sense of pride for what they've created.
Amba's farms are 100% organic, certified under the European Union. No chemicals, artificial fertilizers, or pesticides are used. To maintain and enhance soil fertility, Amba uses green plant material from the estate's ground and manure from their own herd of ‘rescue cows’, as well as shade trees that naturally induce nitrogen-rich soil.
We stayed at Amba and instantly fell in love with the people and their story. After tasting their teas and tisanes, we sourced our absolute favorites: This Lemongrass and Ceylon Highlands. As well as their handmade coasters.
Harvested early in the morning, the Lemongrass is immediately cut and then gently dried, locking in the fresh lemongrass flavors.