Tea has a number of amazing benefits. Not only is it incredibly refreshing both hot and cold, there is a lot of research that shows that drinking tea can actually improve your health significantly.
While there are a number of variants of tea, some such as green tea and rooibos stand out above the rest for their amazing weight-loss benefits. Whether you are going for green, black or oolong tea, the health benefits include:
- Having a large amount of antioxidants
- Containing smaller amount of caffeine than coffee
- Reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke
- Protecting bone health
- Boosting the immune system, and
- Soothing the digestive system
As the weather heats up, you can still enjoy the benefits of tea without raising your body heat to uncomfortable levels. Try this single step refrigerator tea recipe to make your own homemade tea:
– 4 tea bags
– 4 cups of water
Fill a pitcher or a large mason jar with water. Hang the tea bags in the water. Cover and steep for 6 – 12 hours in the refrigerator. Serve with any flavourings or sweeteners as desired.
Or give some of these recipes a try (via My Recipes):
Start off with this great classic that has an amazing strong tea flavour without being too bitter or too sweet.
2 – Peach Iced Tea
The store-bought version is a favourite for most people but eliminate the preservatives and added sugar by making your own at home.
Enjoy the great taste of lemonade with a twist.
4 – Iced Mint Tea
Mint tea is known for its great taste and sweet flavour and can be a welcome refreshment to enjoy by the poolside on a warm afternoon.
Known as the original floral drink, the hibiscus tea flavour can be greatly accented with the addition of some sparkling apple cider.
Enjoy adulting with this cocktail that combines great-tasting cranberry with the fruitiness of orange liqueur.