‘Better go 3 days without food, then one day without green tea’
I don’t say that but the Chinese do and for good reason.
The culture I belong to loves milk tea. They just crazy about it. If you tell them they won’t die if they don’t take 2-3 cups of boiling hot milk and sugar black tea they will never agree. Anyways… let’s just get back to green teas.
I am a green tea person. I love anything that gives plain water extra nutrition. Green teas are therefore my favorite. They are better than any other tea when compared for health benefits.
While I love the good ‘ol simple green tea, there are a few ingredients that help me take my tea to the next level. In this post, I’ll share my top 5 green tea ingredients for extra energy and plenty of health benefits.
5 Revitalizing Green Tea Ingredients
Ginger is known to treat morning sickness and nausea. Having a cup of this tea in the morning as well as in the evening can greatly benefit you. Ginger is also known to reduce muscle soreness and that includes periods pains as well. I have been taking ginger tea for years to reduce my asthma. It has anti-inflammatory properties that help me a lot during the winter season. It’s good to take small amounts of ginger during the summers and a bit larger amounts in winters.
I just love how cinnamon smells. It’s so refreshing and gives a feeling of calm and coolness. Again it’s a very good anti-oxidant. It lowers blood sugar levels and has a powerful anti-diabetic effect. Cinnamon helps clear skin and improve its freshness. It also helps fight bacterial infections. All in all its not only a very delicious spice but a very healthy one too. Try consuming a bit of it in your diet.
Cloves are home to vital nutrients like vitamin K, vitamin C, manganese, fiber, and calories. These are high in antioxidants and can help clear away bacteria. It is also known to improve liver function, blood circulation, and digestion.
Lemons! These are a known source of vitamin C and are good for heart, skin and gum health. If you’ve seen lemon in pretty much every weight-reducing detox water drink it’s probably because of its ability to help reduce weight. Lemons help reduce nausea and bloat. They are known to prevent stones in your kidneys. If you are dealing with digestive issues take some lemon extract with water. Taking this tea ensures you get the benefits and taste of lemon along with other ingredients mentioned in the post.
I love the process that makes honey. I mean it’s pure love. Bees have a love for flowers’ nectar. The go places in search of the best nectars out there. They collect it they process it and then neatly store the outcome in a geometrically perfect compartment. It’s safe even when it’s out there in the environment. It’s sweet and with tons and tons of health benefits.
So much Khair in it. No wonder the Prophet (PBUH) liked it so much. According to Tibb Nabvi(Prophetic Medicine), honey is known to cure all diseases except for death. If you are not destined to die, honey has the capability to cure any disease.
The prophet (PBUH) used to take it in lukewarm water in the morning.
Honey is a rich anti-oxidant. It helps ease blood circulation, blood pressure and manage the heart well. It is also known to treat a burn on wounds. If you ever get cut by a knife or any sharp instrument just don’t put any water on it. Instead, apply honey. Honey not only soothes the would it also helps it heal better. Same goes for burns. If you don’t want any blisters on the burnt area apply honey in place of water.
So these were the health benefits of all the ingredients. Now for how this tea is made. The process is simple and easy to follow.
- Water – 2 cups
- 1/2 Lemon
- 1 tablespoon Honey
- 1-2 Cloves
- 1 small Cinnamon stick
- 1-2 pieces of sliced Giner
- A pinch of regular Green Tea Leaves
- Put 2 cups of water in a pan.
- Add ginger, cinnamon, and cloves in the water and bring it to boil.
- Put the flame off and add a pinch of green tea leaves.
- Cover the pan for 5 minutes.
- Pour the tea in cups and let it cool down a bit.
- Add honey and mix.
- Squeeze some lemon into the mix and enjoy.
I love to take this tea once or twice a day. It’s just so good and will all those health benefits who can say no?
Let me know if you have some favorite tea recipe and why you love it. Or better still if you have an article on the subject I’ll be happy to share with my readers.