Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Lemony Green Tea

Green Tea (scientific name: Camellia sinensis) is one such drink to which I am totally addicted to. I make this once a week and store in my refrigerator to drink in when ever I am bored to just water. And its numerous health benefits makes this addiction of mine even more worth while..:))

Research says that the Green tea has high amount of essential anti-oxidants that help to prevent atherosclerosis, particularly coronary artery disease. Also it lowers total cholesterol and raises HDL ("good") cholesterol. Moreover, this tea has such properties that lower the risk of various types of cancers like Bladder Cancer, Breast Cancer, Ovarian cancer etc.

...Surprised to know how much goodness can this simple tea can give us. Even I am , as I was not aware of these health benefits when I got ADDICTED to it..:DD. Now, that I know....'I am even more happy!!!'..:D

.. A usual green tea can be made even more flavorful by adding every day ingredients such as ginger, mint and lemon. Here is one such 'Lemony Green Tea' recipe which I am forwarding to Coffee's JFI:Lime/Lemon event.







Adapted from here.
Serves: 6

You need:

6 Green Tea bags
3 ounces of Ginger - peeled and thinly grated
few Mint leaves. ( I am not big fan of Minty flavor, so used very few of them!)
1/2 cup Honey
2 tbsp Lemon juice
Water

How to make:

1. In a flat saucepan over high heat, combine the ginger and 6 cups of water and bring to a boil.
2. Remove from heat and add the mint and tea bags.
3. Cover and let steep for 15 minutes. Strain the liquid into a large pitcher.
4. Now, add the honey and lemon juice. Stir the contents well.
5. Chill in the refrigerator and Serve when desired.



Due to its anti-oxidant properties as mentioned earlier in the post, this also qualifies for Cate's ARF:Tuesday event!

~ Siri

15 comments :

  1. That is one refreshing drink Siri... it is too cold here, but I can still have one of those...

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  2. that looks really refreshing!

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  3. Siri,my hub has introduced Green T few months back and is a daily dose for him, thanks for sharing how to flavour it, shall try it soon ..at a room temp. though! :D

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  4. Siri!! Tea anytime and with lemon in it!! mmmmh!! anyminute dear!!

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  5. I bought a pack of Green Tea with Lemon and try to make tea with fat free milk as I do for masala chai.Boy, it tasted so bad!! Then I realized I have to dunk it in the hot water!:D
    Looks great, I make Lemon green tea sometimes!:)

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  6. Hi Siri,
    I feel all of sudden the summer breeze. The tea is definetly refreshing.

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  7. With all the food that I have been hogging away to glory, my cholesterol sure needs to take a nosedive - all the way down. Guess taking bath in green tea alone ( Cleopatra style) will help me! Drinking that one good luking glass will not be enough! Coming to which when are u gng to start sending me packages of goodies to my place ;-) we dont live that far apart Siri ;-)

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  8. Ahh my favourite drink too, from not too long ago though :) Love the pic!! Thanks to you got to know about this month;s JFI.. :)

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  9. wow beautiful pic siri..

    Looks refreshing. But myself and my husband not fond of tea. But will try it for sometime :)

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  10. wow ! thats a lovely entry Siri.
    you bring out perfect colors for drink too :) .

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  11. looks delicious..nice and different idea..Thanks for sharing

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  12. You're right Siri, green tea is very healthy. I also love it. This homemade tea looks easy to make and yummy to drink. I bookmarked the recipe. Thanks.

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  13. i have similar recipe sans tea for coffee's event. well, gr8 minds thinks alike;) he eh eh...

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  14. I can't wait till it's summer and we need drinks like that more often!

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  15. Lovely tea first time to ur space lovely collection of recipes siri.

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