Monday, July 29, 2013

Green Tea-How to make Green Tea

We all know that green tea has numerous health benefits. It is rich in antioxidant which helps to reduce the risk of cancer.The antioxidant present in green tea protect cells from damage, reduce the risk of heart attacks, help lower cholesterol level and boost immune system. It can aid in weight loss by improving your metabolism, which in turn allows your body to burn fat faster. The vitamin C in green tea helps to treat the common cold. Today let us learn how to make green tea following this simple recipe.

How to make green tea

How to make green tea

Cook time - under 5 mins
Serves - 1

Ingredients needed

Green tea leaves- 1 tsp (available ready made)
Water - 1 cup
Honey to taste
Fresh lemon juice to taste

Method

Heat 1 cup of water. Do not bring it to boiling point. Switch off before that stage.

Add 1 tsp green tea and brew it for about 2-3 minutes. If you brew it longer, the the tea will taste bitter, so just 2-3 minutes is sufficient.

Strain the tea into a cup.

Add honey and a few drops of lemon juice to taste. Enjoy it piping hot!!

Note - Do not add milk for this tea. Also avoid adding sugar as it is not good for health.

Adding 2-3 fresh mint leaves gives a minty flavor to the tea.

Water temperature should be slightly below boiling point to reduce bitterness.

You can use green tea bags also.

So what are you waiting for?? Make yourself a cup of hot green tea and enjoy its numerous health benefits.

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22 comments:

  1. One of my favs !! Have it daily morn without sugar & that aids in keeping ur calories at bay :)

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  2. Just now prepared Madam. Oh, what a taste. I will make it a habit to drink this tea from now on. Thanks.

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  3. my fav drink..have it two times a day..healthy and refreshing drink

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  4. addition of honey and lemon will make it all the more perfect...healthy sip :-)

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  5. Is there a particular time to drink green tea to get its optimum benefits or it can be had any time of the day ?

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  6. Nice of u nd ur sujjestion dear thank you so much

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  7. Thanx for the ri8 way of prepration.

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  8. Hi.. With out Sugar I'm unable to drink this. Is this give any disadvantage to me plz give me replyyy.

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  9. Suresh - You can drink it with sugar. I have used honey as it is good for health. That's all. Use less sugar.

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  10. I got good point to skip bitter taste of green tea.

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  11. Wow madam.. Your tips was always useful and I became a fan of u and luv u too madam.. Can I had the green tea at any time of the day. Plz reply me.

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    1. Thank you Abirami for liking my tips and recipes. You can drink green tea any time of the day.

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    2. Green Tea should not be taken on empty stomach. Should always be after food with gap of 20-30 mins.
      Another tip is we should not brew for more than 1.5 to 2 mins. This will add all unwanted impurities to the tea if it is more than 20 mins.

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  12. Really it's very useful. .. till today I was preparing green every day it was very bad taste. Today I prepared as you instructed it's was so.... even my mom loved the taste it.....Thank you so much dear...

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  13. how many cups of green tea can we hav a day...... and if we boil da the tea for more dan 3 minutes wil it jus lose the taste or also its medicinal values ?? plss do reply

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    1. Dr. Zuo Feng Zhang, a cancer epidemiology researcher recommend two to three teacups a day, which will prove beneficial to your health. There are different views about boiling the water for green tea. I suggest that you do not brew your tea for more than 4 minutes.

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  14. your receipes are yummy. TRied it ,comes out well.ls consuming green tea wil reduce weight loss?

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    1. Yes, it is said that consuming green tea leads to weight loss. But in my opinion, just by drinking green tea, one cannot loose weight. Proper diet (no bakery products, no fried food etc), regular exercise, and good sleep all together contributes of weight loss.

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  15. Will pour it over ice decrease any of the health benefits?

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  16. I used to boil green tea earlier and it tasted badly. Now I shall use your tips. Thanks a lot. Raman Kapoor

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