Studies show that drinking tea regularly may reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s and diabetes and promote healthier teeth and gums and stronger bones. How? Tea is rich in antioxidants called flavonoids, which are most potent when tea is freshly brewed.
There is no better way to have tea than to brew it yourself. When you make your own iced tea at home instead of using a powdered mix or buying it bottled or from a fast-food restaurant or coffee shop not only do you save money but can also control the calories by limiting how much sweetener you add (or by not adding any at all).
The added benefit of having this crisp and cool beverage is that it cuts down craving for foods rich in sugar! So here’s how you do it
- 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
- 3 green tea bags
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 4 cups boiling water
- Juice of half a lime
- Pour boiling water in a pitcher filled with mint leaves, tea bag and honey.
- Let steep for 5 minutes; remove tea bags.
- Refrigerate until chilled.
You may use any flavoured tea bag for example, Peppermint, Chamomile, Apricot, Jasmine as a variation. You may chop fresh fruit and allow to steep with tea for a more natural and fresh flavour.