The goal of processing the cut lemongrass is to minimize the oxidation of the drying plant leaves and stems with high heat and or steam. The blades are rolled and “fired” to stop oxidation. by itself, taste is typically “plant like” (vegetal) with a zesty aftertaste from the ginger. Minimally processed, this tea contains concentrated amounts of antioxidants with names like caffeic acid, ferulic acid and quercetin.
The unique taste of our herbal tea is a result of many climate factors such as high elevation, wind, temperature, amount of sun and organic conditioning of the soil.
Working with tea masters and tasters, Embassy House has developed it own unique tea blends. Enjoy it hot, cold or even frozen. Add sweeteners and milk to taste. Enjoy.
To better understand and enjoy our tea, let's focus our discussion on the following:
New tea and essential oil compounds are found yearly and polyphenols (antioxidants) are given credit for much of the benefits of drinking tea alone and made with plant essential oils.
Historians speculate that tea benefits were documented by a Zen priest named Eisai, around 1200 AD. He wrote from his observations about how tea had numerous benefits for humans including easing the effects of an alcohol hangover, improving digestion, reducing fatigue and improving mental clarity.
Medical health benefits with essential oils include improved memory, reduction in blood pressure and weight, cardiovascular improvements and reduction in stress levels. As a prophylactic, tea has both antiviral and antibacterial characteristics.
Socially the practice of brewing tea with others has allowed millions of us to simply put the day into perspective. The same can be said about cooking with tea, whose symbolic gestures of family and companionship profoundly benefit health. more benefits
Notice in the above diagram that lemongrass, like green leaves, are minimally processed. The tea master stops fermentation (oxidation) quickly with heat or steam. Scientists and nutritionists are just beginning to understand the benefits of lemongrass. Though the benefits of ginger are widely known, the spice reveals new benefits yearly.
Like all living species, tea plants and herbs are what they eat. It is vital to "grow the soil" in the high regions of Sri Lanka.
View our organic growing page for details.