Organic Lemongrass Tisane (Caffeine-Free)
Looking for something to sip on in the evenings that won't keep you up all night? Say hello to Hand-cut Lemongrass, aka our very first tisane! What is a tisane, you ask? It's a herbal infusion made from any botanical other than the tea plant. And is typically caffeine-free.
While our main focus at teawala is sourcing pure teas, when we came across this delectable herb, we simply couldn't resist.
Grown in the scenic Uva highlands of Sri Lanka, with a spectacular view of Ella Rock above and the sounds of Ravana Falls below, this Lemongrass tastes different to the familiar Thai Lemongrass - more bold, yet smoother with a lingering sweetness.
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 - an initiative we fully support! Different to most producers, Amba also empowers their staff through rotational work - meaning pickers can also process the leaves - giving 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’.
Harvested early in the morning, the Lemongrass is immediately hand-cut and then gently-dried, locking in the fresh lemongrass flavors. When infused, it produces a key lime green liquor in your cup, with a fresh, citrusy aroma.
Things we love about this Lemongrass - It is caffeine free and therefore suitable for anyone at any time of day. And 100% organic. Unlike all the tisanes we've ever come across, it has seriously impressive re-brewing abilities, steeping up to 5 times without losing flavor. It is also great to sip on when you have a cold or sore throat (consider infusing with freshly cut ginger slices) and is delightfully refreshing as a cold-brew.
PICKED Feb 2019
ORIGIN Amba Estate, Uva, Sri Lanka | 1030m Elevation | 10% Revenue Share
LEAF Organic Lemongrass Botanical
CRAFT Picked, hand-cut & gently dried
TASTING NOTES Bold, Lemon Tart, Minty, Refreshing
Western Brew (Mug / Teapot): 3g (2 Tbsp) | 350ml | 95°C | 4 min | + 1 min for additional brews | Can steep ~ 5 times
Cold-Brew (Pitcher): 10g | 750ml | Room temp | 8 hours in fridge | Strain & Serve with ice. Ginger slices optional.