1-1/4 cups cold water
1 green tea bag
Bring fresh cold water to a boil then promptly remove from the stove. Allow to cool for one minute, pour the hot water over the tea bag and steep for 2 minutes. Remove the tea bag promptly and stir. Optional: sweeten with honey or a slice of orange.
Since green tea is cheap, easy to brew, non-toxic, and shown to have an array of health benefits, why not include it in your daily diet?
Here are a few helpful tips:
<li>Drink freshly brewed tea since some research suggests that bottled or instant teas may not contain the same if any concentration of polyphenols.
<li>One cup of green tea has no fat, calories, sodium or sugar and about half the caffeine of coffee.
<li>Decaffeinated green tea still contains polyphenols.
<li>Although green-tea supplements are available; it is not known if they offer the same health benefits as green tea.
<li>Let your tea cool before drinking. Drinking boiling hot tea may be an increased risk for esophageal cancer.
<li>Use very hot, not boiling water, and only steep for 2-3 minutes.