Citronella, a close relative, grows wild on the hills around Amba, so they knew lemongrass would do well; but for some reason, the color, aroma, and flavor of Amba lemongrass are stronger than any other. This may be partly due to the dry, gravelly soil, and partly due to the fact that the grass is chopped and dried as soon as it is harvested, preserving its freshness resulting in a tisane that offers a blend of flavors; lemon, pepper, honey, and menthol, with an aroma almost like cologne.
This infusion can also be used as a cold brew. Then use 5 grams per liter and leave it in the refrigerator overnight. We ourselves add water several times. This Lemongrass gives off so much flavor that this is easy.
You can pour this tea several times.
|2-3 gram per 200 ml|
Amba Estate is an organic farm in the Uva highlands of Sri Lanka. The farm is about a 30-minute drive from Ella, located in a small valley above the Ravana-Ella waterfalls, with views of Ella Rock and Lipton’s Seat. At Amba, they produce a range of artisan teas, coffee, spices, and preserves. They partner with the local community to support a variety of educational, economic, and environmental initiatives. (10% of Amba’s turnover goes to the employees).
When in Sri Lanka you can stay overnight in the old tea bungalows on the estate, learn more about organic farming and artisan tea, and enjoy our little corner of paradise. This is definitely recommended, we really enjoyed this oasis of peace.