This is a refreshing beverage, perfect for those hot days of summer. This Orange ginger green tea is full of antioxidants and gives a nice immune system boost.
What Ingredients Go In This Refreshing Drink?
- Purified Water
- Green tea bags
- Fresh ginger (peeled )
- Local Honey
- Orange juice - freshly squeezed
- Lemon juice - freshly squeezed
How To Bring This Drink Together!
It needs to be noted that you do not want to boil you tea water, you need to bring just to a simmer. If you boil your water the high heat will destroy all the catechin benefits. What are catechins? Catechins are antioxidants that help to protect cells from harm . These compounds may inhibit the production of free radicals, which in turn protects cells and molecules against deterioration. Aging and several illnesses are linked to these free radicals.
- Using a Citrus juicer handheld - Juice your lemon and oranges
- Simmer water (Remember not to boil)
- Add your green tea bags and peeled ginger
- Add your freshly squeezed orange juice and lemon juice
- Place in fringe to chill or pour over ice.
- Add some mint leaves for garnish (optional)
Green Tea Benefits
Green tea is known for improving blood flow and lowering cholesterol levels and also has those awesome powerful antioxidants - catechins.
Ginger (and Lemon Juice) are great for digestion and a wonderful anti-inflammatory.
Benefits of Citrus
Oranges and Lemons are rich in vitamin C. Oranges also have Vitamin A and potassium.
Iced Citrus Green Tea is not only delicious but has wonderful nutritional perks. Its refreshing during the summer months and a great immune boost when the weather gets cold and flu season strikes.
YIELD: 1 PREP TIME: 10 MIN, TOTAL TIME: 10 MIN
- 2 cups purified water
- 2 green tea bags (I use organic)
- 1 Tbsp grated or minced peeled ginger
- 2 Tbsp local honey
- 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Heat water to simmer (not boiling). Add you tea bags and allow to steep. .
- Toss in your minced ginger.
- Let you tea and ginger steep for 3 mins. Remove tea bag.
- Allow your tea to cool then strain.
- Add your honey and stir.
- Lastly add your orange and lemon juice, stir again to combine.
- Pour over ice and, garnish with mint and serve.
- Enjoy Friends ! ❤️
References Adapted By:
10 Evidence-Based Benefits of Green Tea. (n.d.). 10 Evidence-Based Benefits of Green Tea. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-green-tea
Musial, C., Kuban-Jankowska, A., & Gorska-Ponikowska, M. (2020, March 4). Beneficial Properties of Green Tea Catechins. PubMed Central (PMC). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms21051744