One great way to rejuvenate this spring time and with the coming of summer is Mint Tea, made with Green Tea. You can even make your own Green Tea. Green tea with mint is an excellent source of antioxidants that control and inhibit the growth of free radicals, and is believed to stop the growth of cancerous cells in the body, while ensuring health of the normal cells. It also promotes the immune system’s health. The tea is quite effective in controlling blood clot formation which is seen as a major cause for thrombosis. Consumption of green mint tea also aids in reducing the levels of cholesterol in the blood, preventing hardening of arteries, thereby reducing the incidence of strokes, heart attacks and other cardiovascular diseases. This tea is also used as a part of many weight loss programs,for it helps to speed metabolism which in turn burns fat speedily while ensuring a good digestive health. This tea also prevents tooth decay by preventing dental plaque. Although not proven – its antioxidant properties help slow down aging and appearance of wrinkles.
Here is a recipe, via The Guardian to make your own Mint Tea:
1 liter water
1 tbsp green tea
50g fresh mint
1 Bring a large pan of water to a boil. Add the tea and simmer for 5 minutes on a low heat.
2 Add the sugar and mint. Stir to dissolve the sugar and make sure that the sprigs of mint are submerged. Simmer for 1 more minute.
3 Remove from the heat, cover and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
4 Strain the tea over a fresh mint sprig into drinking glasses.
And you have your very own mint tea. As nature is getting greener and greener, so should your drinking habits. This is one tasty way to accomplish that.