I haven't really worked with lemongrass before so I just wanted to know if lemongrass essence tastes quite similar to lemon, and if I can make tea with it.

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    Lemongrass essence? Can you explain what that is? Do you know that it's edible?
    – FuzzyChef
    Dec 30, 2022 at 22:25

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Lemongrass is quite a common ingredient in herbal teas. But it has a different taste to lemons. It is milder than lemon.

Lemongrass essence should be food quality and as such you can also use that in drinks, but it will require even more testing how much you want to add. It might be a good option for people who can for some reason not use lemons, but it will not be the most natural choice for everybody.

So yes, you can use it but it will result in a subtly different drink.


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