The wondrous benefits of green tea are not unknown, and we are aware why our daily cups of coffee or milk tea need to be replaced with a steaming cup of green tea. But people are not ready to compromise on the taste! Well, let’s not do that. Let’s take a look at how you can make green tea at home and ensure it’s tasty!
But first, let’s spruce up your knowledge about green tea!
What is green tea and what are its benefits?
Green tea is made from Camellia sinensis leaves which originated in China. Green tea is known to be extremely healthy as compared to other tea leaves because of the two main components unique to green tea which are catechins and theanine. A 2010 study published in the National Library of Medicine found that green tea catechins are beneficial to treat metabolic syndromes such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and even cardiovascular risk factors.
Apart from being able to fight off certain diseases, green tea is an elixir for people on their weight-loss journey. Green tea is a low calorie beverage as it doesn’t use any milk or sugar like other beverages and also the green tea leaves have Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) which increases your metabolism and helps you burn fat faster.
Brewing a cup of green tea is easier than making chai or coffee and it will be very easy for you to fall in love with its taste after you try this recipe!
Here’s how to make green tea at home:
Take a little more than a cup of water in a pan and give it a boil.
Once the water is boiling hot, transfer it to a cup and dip a tea bag in it or add 1 tbsp of green tea leaves if you don’t have the tea bags.
Cover the cup with a lid and allow the water to absorb the nutrients from the tea leaves. Let it brew for 2-5 minutes.
Once you have let it sit for a while, take out the tea bag or strain the tea leaves but don’t throw them away. You can make at least 4 cups of green tea with one tea bag, so save it for next time.
Some might find this green tea a little bitter, so to make it a little flavour, you can squeeze half a lemon and add 1 tablespoon of honey to it!
A tangy and sweet cup of green tea is ready! So replace it with other beverages and enjoy the benefits of green tea!