Can’t get enough of green tea? The good news is that you don’t have to.
Actually, you shouldn’t. There are so many amazing health benefits to this delicious drink, so including it in your regular diet is a great way to keep a nutritious lifestyle. However, drinking green tea every day doesn’t need to be boring!
In fact, one of the best things about green tea is that it’s so versatile - there are a variety of ways you can enjoy the goodness of green tea. Whether you like it hot, cold, or even frozen, there’s always an option out there.
No matter what your taste is, we guarantee you won’t be able to resist some of these amazing flavour combinations.
This glass of island paradise comes from Eating Well and will make you feel like you’re on vacation - even in the middle of winter. Combine one cup of brewed green tea with 2 cups of mango nectar and pour over ice. Mint and mango slices make great garnish. It’s the thrill of a vacation without the effort of packing your bags.
This is a great recipe to make with fresh peaches for that ultimate summer vibe. Bring a pot of water to a boil, and add your green tea bags and peach slices. Stir for a few minutes, crushing the peaches as you to go to release maximum flavour. Depending on how strong you want the flavour to be, simmer 2 to 5 minutes. Run the beverage through a strainer to remove excess pieces of peach. Add some lemon juice if you want a little extra taste.
If you prefer your tea on the zippier side, you’ll love this hot spiced green tea recipe. You will need 2 cinnamon sticks, 4 green tea bags, ½ teaspoon of fresh minced ginger root, ½ teaspoon grated lemon peel, and 4 crushed cardamom pods. Add these items to a pot or bowl, add boiling water, and let it steep for about 5 to 6 minutes. Use honey to sweeten if necessary.
This iced green tea combines the goodness of green tea with another antioxidant-rich superfood: blueberries. Each of these food items alone provide plenty of antioxidants, but together they are double the power. To make it, brew a pot of green tea and mix it in a blender with fresh or frozen blueberries. Then, take a strainer and pour the mixture through the strainer into a pitcher so the blueberry pieces don’t get through. Stir in some honey and lemon juice to taste.
You may have noticed this type of drink pop up at your favourite coffee chain, but you can easily make it at home for a delicious frozen treat. Frozen strawberry green tea still provides the health benefits of green tea with the winning combination of strawberries and great taste. Blend fresh or frozen strawberries with chilled brewed green tea, ice cubes, and honey to taste.
Adding a little bit of mint to your green tea is a great way to tread the waters if you’re skeptical about changing things up. This is a simple recipe, but it’s big on refreshment. Simply add fresh mint leaves to your cup before you pour in the tea. It’s perfect for sore throats, curbing bad breath, or just kicking back after a meal.
If you don’t have time to brew your own tea, reach for a can of qii. It’s a natural tea drink that will help you keep up with your oral hygiene and satisfy your taste buds at the same time. It only contains the good stuff - none of the acidic, sugary ingredients that other soft drinks have, so it’ll make you feel great while maintaining your teeth at the same time.
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GeniusKitchen. (n.d.) Frozen strawberry green tea. Retrieved from http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/frozen-strawberry-green-tea-314452.
Ronca, D. (n.d.) Get fresh breath now: Parsley and mint. Retrieved from https://recipes.howstuffworks.com/fresh-breath-parsley-mint.htm.
Taste of Home. (n.d.). Hot spiced green tea recipe. Retrieved from https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/hot-spiced-green-tea.
The Harvest Kitchen. (2017). Antioxidant rich blueberry green tea. Retrieved from http://www.theharvestkitchen.com/antioxidant-rich-blueberry-green-tea/.