Burdock Root (Gobo) Tea with Lemongrass

If you’ve never heard of gobo, you’re not alone. Gobo is the Japanese word for burdock root, but it also goes by many other names in various Asian cuisines. While it is Native to Eastern Europe and Asia, it’s lost a bit of its popularity in Europe, where it started primarily as a tea or even as the hops for earlier beers. Burdock root is known for its many nutritious qualities and often used medicinally. Drinking a burdock root tea is an easy way to incorporate some of its many benefits into your life. As a tea, it was traditionally paired with dandelion, but the combinations are endless! We like the brightness of lemongrass and they make a strong pair for aiding digestion. Learn more about burdock root (gobo) here.

Carlienne’s Burdock Tea with Lemongrass

Burdock Tea with Lemongrass Materials

  • Pot
  • Strainer
  • Cup

Burdock Tea with Lemongrass Ingredients

  • 1 stalk Lemongrass
  • 1 stalk Burdock Root
  • 3 Cups water

Burdock Tea with Lemongrass Guide

  1. Cut lemongrass and burdock root to finger sized sticks and smash it up to release the juices. You can use a pestle or the back of a knife.
  2. Put smashed lemongrass and burdock root with 3 cups in a pot and bring to a boil.
  3. Boil for 6-8 minutes; less for a lighter tea or more for a stronger tea.
  4. Strain the mixture into your cup and enjoy the tea. Try the tea at different temperatures: when hot, the tea tastes a bit more milky and round, and when cold, the tea clears up and tastes a bit brighter and more floral.
Slice lemongrass to finger length sticks
Slice lemongrass to finger length sticks
Smash lemongrass (using the back of a knife)
Smash lemongrass (using the back of a knife)
Slice burdock root to finger length sticks
Slice burdock root to finger length sticks
Smash burdock root (using a pestle)
Smash burdock root (using a pestle)
Place smashed burdock root, lemongrass, and water into pot
Place smashed burdock root, lemongrass, and water into pot
Boil burdock root and lemongrass for 6-8 minutes
Boil burdock root and lemongrass for 6-8 minutes
burdock (gobo) tea with lemongrass
burdock (gobo) tea with lemongrass

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