Green Lemon Iced Tea

Iced TeaI am a huge fan of those little packets of flavoring you add to water to create juice. Over time however, I realized how terribly unhealthy they were. Thus I came up with this healthier option.

Green Lemon Iced Tea

You will need the following ingredients:
2 packets of any tea flavor (with this recipe I used green tea)
1/4 cup of granulated sugar (white or brown, though brown sugar is the healthier option)
1 freshly squeezed lemon
1/4 liter of water (used to steep)
3/4 liter of water or more

First, you will need to steep the two packets of tea flavor in hot water (use 1/4 of the 1 liter) for about 3-4 minutes. After, add the sugar. This will taste really sweet but that is why you need to add the rest of the water. Taste constantly to see if you want to add more sugar or more water. Then, add the freshly squeezed lemon juice. Stir and pop in for a couple of minutes in the refrigerator to cool. Add ice before serving and voilà! You have your refreshing green lemon iced tea!

Suggestion: Try it out with different tea flavors. You can check out the tea company TWG for amazing tea! My favorite from their tea line is crème caramel and grand wedding.

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One thought on “Green Lemon Iced Tea

  1. The healthiest green tea cionatns the most catechins and theanine.Catechins contain most of the antioxidants. Theanine is mainly known for calming your mind but has other health benefits.High grade loose-leaf has the most catechins and theanine. Read the link below for the study behind this.Incidentally they also have the highest caffeine, so don’t drink too much. Caffeine, in combination with catechins and theanine, is highly effective for losing weight.A high grade of 2 to 3 grams should brew you 3 cups, and that is equivalent to at least 6 teabags.Because you can infuse 3 times, it probably works out cheaper, and taste MUCH better.The second link cionatns two studies that show that combing green tea and an endurance exercise is high effective for burning fat.Hope it helpsJulian

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