Saturday, October 4, 2014

The Healthiest Green Tea Ever!

I recently read about the healthiest way to prepare green tea, and I can't believe someone didn't tell me about this sooner.

I was always under the impression that, if you wanted to make iced tea, you had to first brew it hot and then wait for it to cool down or pour it over ice.

As it turns out, you can actually cold-steep your tea by throwing a tea bag in some water and then waiting a couple of hours.  Not only does it taste less bitter, it also has significantly more antioxidants this way.

Apparently, when you make hot tea, the heat from the water may actually destroy some of the antioxidants that it pulls out.

Don't get me wrong, a hot cup of green tea is still a super healthy drink choice, but it's nice to know that there is an even easier and more effective way to prepare it.

This entire week, I added a green tea bag to my water bottle and stuck it in the fridge each night before going to bed.

Here's the before picture.
When I was ready to go to work in the morning, I had a refreshing bottle of cold-steeped tea ready to go.
It's been great to have a water alternative to sip on all day that is so easy to prepare, and all of the antioxidants are an added bonus.

By the way, this habit is not expensive.  You can buy 100 bags of organic Uncle Lee's Tea for super cheap on Amazon, or for even less at Wal-Mart.  

Have a great weekend!

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