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Green Tea Recipe

Green Tea Recipe

The quality of the tea leaves depends on many factors such as climate, soil, temperature, and so on. But it is the process undergone by the leaves that makes a real difference. While black tea suffers a pretty elaborate process and, consequently, loses almost all its properties, green tea is most natural among the eight major varieties of Chinese tea, and as a result, are able to retain most of its beneficial effects.

The scientific community agrees that the benefits of green tea recipe are mainly due to its high content of flavonoids, an antioxidant. It seems that the flavonoids found in green tea are even more powerful than vitamins C and E, as far as the anti oxidant properties.

Green tea speeds up your metabolism, which increases the rate at which your body is able to burn fat. Also, if you drink tea regularly you will be forced to drink so much water that has been scientifically proven , it helps to lose weight. But drinking water is always difficult. The tea helps you giving it a more pleasant taste. Due to its antioxidant properties, green tea fights the normal process of oxidation of human tissue caused by free radicals that develop in the absence of antioxidants (this is the same process that makes the fruit rot).

In China it is said that Emperor Shen Nung was the first drink of tea to 2700 BC, placing the plant's leaves in a jug of boiling water so starting this custom. The consumption of green tea reduces the risk of the most common cancers such as breast, lung, bowel or bladder. It should not surprise given that cancer is caused, ultimately, by the degeneration of the cells.

The flavonoids found in green tea reduce the ratio between LDL and HDL, or between the bad cholesterol and good. The flavonoids have the nice property to kill the bacteria that cause dental plaque and bad breath. The same property helps to combat any type of bacteria or virus. This means that your antibodies will be more effective and it will be easier to avoid the flu, sexually transmitted diseases and other amenities of this kind.

Consuming green tea on a regular basis helps to protect the skin from UV rays, reducing the phenomenon of premature aging and preventing other damage caused by ultraviolet rays. Also a great help in fighting wrinkles. It seems that regular consumers of green tea have 40% less likely to develop type II diabetes, which is caused by the continuous changes of insulin caused by too much sugar and junk food. In fact, these foods raise the level of sugar in the blood and the only defense is known by our body to produce insulin to bring the blood sugar at a level at least acceptable.

Prep Time: 5 mins ♥ Cook Time: 5 mins ♥ Total Time: 10 mins ♥ Yield: 4 servings

Nutrition facts per serving: 180 calories, 4.6 grams fat


2 cups boiling water
4 tsp green tea leaves
1 inch ginger
1 cup cold water
1 cup grape juice
2 tsp sugar
3 tbsp lime juice
Ice Cubes

Recipe Method

In a saucepan, combine water, sugar, and ginger. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer for 5 minutes and remove from heat. Then add the tea, let stand covered for 3 minutes. Strain and discard the tea and ginger.

Stir in 2 cups cold water, grape juice, lime juice and sweetener. Serve over ice or let tea come to room temperature then serve over ice.

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geoffsteen said…
Great capture. I'm enjoying a peppermint& liquorice tea as I type.
Rashida shaikh said…
Thanks for visiting my place.
hope to see you back..
shinyBava pp Tirur said…
Thanks alot, about ice tea..

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