USDA Organic Lemongrass is a perennial grass native to India and tropical Asia. While lemongrass has long been used in folk traditions for its beneficial properties, it is best known for its culinary qualities. Its sweet lemony aroma and zesty flavor with a hint of ginger have made this herb a staple in Asian cuisine as a seasoning in soups and curries, as well as poultry, beef and seafood dishes. It is no surprise that lemongrass s mild yet vibrant citrusy fragrance and taste have also made the herb a favorite among tea aficionados as both a hot and iced tea, enjoyed alone or as an accompaniment to a spicy meal. Alvita. Natural Herb Teas That are Good for You & the Environment. For more than 75 years, long before it bec.