Wedang is definitely a pick me up drink, it has a super nice aroma and my house smells so wonderful while this simmers away on my stove. If you want additional warmth, try adding one to two inches of bruised ginger. The dried plum will soften in the hot wedang and provide a nice contrast to the tea since the tea is sweet while the plum has a bit of a sour note. If you don’t have palm sugar at hand, you can use regular sugar, but your wedang will not have the tea like color. ♥
- 1 liter water
- 5 stalks lemongrass (Indonesian: sereh), bruised and knotted
- 50 gram palm sugar (Indonesian: gula Jawa)
- 50 gram sugar
- 1 inch cinnamon
- 4 dried plums, cut each into small pieces
- 4 stalks lemongrass as garnish (optional)
- Boil water, lemongrass, palm sugar, sugar, and cinnamon in a pot. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Divide the plum into four serving glasses, strain the lemongrass tea into glasses and serve immediately. Garnish each glass with one lemongrass.