The health benefits of green tea are many. There has been study after study done -- I'll let you do the research -- google "health benefits of a cup of green tea". But, there is one main reason I like to drink it. It calms me down. It's the theonine in it. Theonine makes you mellow and unanxious (I don't think that's a word :-). Some of the other reasons I should be drinking it -- it is traditionally used to help control blood sugar and it helps to lower cholesterol and triglycerides. For those two benefits alone I should be drinking it.
So, here's how I make my green tea.
|I start with a tea pot made for brewing loose leaf tea.|
There is a basket that fits inside to hold the tea.
|I buy a good quality loose leaf tea.|
This is Frontier (the brand) "Gunpowder" green tea.
I buy it by the # at my local health food store.
I also like the Frontier Jasmine green tea, and I buy their decaf
green tea for late afternoon brewing.
|Water gets heated in my stove top pot to barely boiling.|
If you use too hot of water (boiling) the tea will get bitter.
When it is hot, I rinse the loose leaf tea pot with some
hot water to warm it.
|Then I fill the basket of the pot about 1/3 full (or less) -- it's going to expand.|
|The pot holds about 3 cups of tea. Drink them all to get the medicinal benefits.|
It is amazing how long the tea stays hot in the pot.
But, if it gets cold, I still will drink it down as "medicine".
After a couple days of drinking tea, a calm comes over me.....so worth it.
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