All About Green Tea
Green tea offers many health benefits, and that’s why so many people sub out their morning coffee for this steamy drink. Best known for its weight loss properties, green tea is also an anti-inflammatory which helps with bloating. Additionally, it can help lower your blood sugar, decrease your risk for breast cancer, and prevent plaque build-up in your arteries.
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How to Pick It
As popularity grow, green tea can be found in essentially any grocery store, but rarer and higher quality tea can be found online or in specialty stores.
How to Store It
Keep all tea stored in an airtight container away from moisture. Never keep it in the refrigerator as the cold temperatures will shorten its shelf life. Already brewed tea can keep in the fridge for a couple of days (though it might stain your mug).
How to Prepare It
Keep your tea from becoming too bitter by brewing the water at a lower temperature. Don’t bring it to a full boil before adding in the tea bag, and feel free to play with the temperature a bit to get the flavor that suits your tastes. Adding in lemon, sugar, milk, honey, or mint can give your brew an extra kick, and icing it down can make for a cool summer drink. As another tip, you can incorporate green tea brews into your baking or sauces for a fun twist.
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