May 4, 2011

Excellent Green Mint Tea

Drinking green mint tea is very refreshing and healthy.. Basically green mint tea is a mixture of green tea seeped with fresh or dried leaves of mint. We know that green tea has great medicinal benefits beneficial medicinally, Mint also has excellent medicinal properties. So how refreshing and healthy green mint tea is. 
If you would like to try the taste of green mint tea, here are traditional and conventional ways of using mint and green tea.

Moroccan Way: In a large teapot, mix one teaspoon of green tea, the Gunpowder tea variety  in two cups of water, equals to 250 ml. Let the green tea stand for 10-15 in boiling water. The water should be pre-boiled, and bot boiled with green tea in it. Strain the green tea seeped water into another pot (preferably a stainless pot). Then add sugar or other sweetener (not honey), two teaspoons. Bring it to a boil over medium heat and once the sugar seems to caramelize remove from heat. Either add fresh or dried mint leaves to the teapot, or in the serving cups. It can be served hot.

Other Ways: For this method one can use loose green tea leaves and a cupful of fresh or dried spearmint or peppermint leaves. After you get this, it is important to blend them. In a clean glass jar, add just a quarter cup of water and a cup full of mint leaves. Close it, and keep in a cool, dry place for a day or so. Now it's time to brew your green mint tea, strain the stored blend, add in another half cup of boiling water and a teaspoon of the infused mint. Steep the green tea for no more than a couple of minutes. You may add sugar if you want to.

To maximize benefits of green mint tea, please do not brew it so much. Green tea is similar with herbal tea, it contains many health benefits one can discover. Green mint tea can effectively control blood clot formation which is shown as a major cause for thrombosis. Consumption of green mint tea regularly can also aid to lower the cholesterol levels in the blood, inhibiting hardening of arteries, thereby lowering strokes incidence, heart attacks and other cardiovascular disorders.

Enjoy green mint tea and get the excellent benefits of it

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