Sunday, October 25, 2009

Green Tea Time

Green Tea on Foodista

Green Tea is rich in the powerful antioxidant EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), a compound that belongs to the polyphenol family of antioxidants. Researchers are continually finding more benefits associated with EGCG. In fact, EGCG has been found to have twice the benefits of antioxidants in red wine. Green, oolong and black teas all come from the same tea plant. Camellia Sinensis. Green Tea leaves, however, are steamed rather than fermented, preventing EGCG from being oxidized.

Every afternoon I enjoy Tea Time. Green or Black tea is my favorite. I use a ceramic tea pot and let it steep for a few minutes. I usually enjoy a slice of Ezekiel Toast with Blueberry preserves or some Almond Butter or both! I picked up a Meyer Lemon Tree on Saturday, I can't wait to add my own fresh lemon to it!

Brewing a perfect cup of Green Tea ~ To fully appreciate the 100 percent natural antioxidant-rich Green Tea, heat fresh cold water to the boiling point. Use one tea bag per cup and steep for two to four minutes, according to taste. Relax and enjoy!


Dee said...

I have read yes and no about the question of green tea having caffeine. I would love to drink this in the afternoon. But will it keep me awake?

Renee DeLano said...

The caffeine content of a cup of green tea depends greatly on the type of tea and how it is prepared. Sources quote anywhere from 3 to 30 mg of caffeine in a cup of green tea. Regular tea contains between 30 and 60 mg. A can of Coke contains 34 mg. Instant coffee contains between 65 and 100 mg. Drip filtered coffee can contain up to 200 mg.

Green tea does not bother me, and I can fall asleep on a rock! but everyone is different, you may want to start with a small cup to see how you feel and take it from there.

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