Tuesday, April 21, 2009
brew your own homemade tea
save money, reduce waste, and create a healthy beverage full of anti-oxidants. read the '10 health benefits of drinking tea'.
though bottled teas are tasty, most contain little brewed tea and a lot of water and sugar. this means they contain lower amounts of anti-oxidants than brewed tea. (however, bottled teas are a healthier alternative to soda or diet drinks that contain aspartame or other harmful artificial sweeteners) so drink them when you're out, but at home, brew it yourself.
simply bring 4 quarts of water to a boil. remove from heat and add 4 tea bags (tonight i tried black currants with ginger and tahitian vanilla). sweeten if you'd like with a natural sweetener, like agave nectar. pour into pitcher and refrigerate.
be sure to try different types of teas to experience a wide array of health benefits!