So you don't like tea. My boyfriend thinks it's only necessary to treat tummy aches... siiigh. This from a man dating a girl who is more British than the Brits about daily tea. Well, apparently there are a number of you slightly odd people out there, fighting against the scientific evidence that drinking 3 - 5 cups of tea a day will boost your health and even ward off cancer. To you I say...
"Eat it... eat it... Open up your mouth and feed it... " with thanks to Weird Al.
Here's where you say, "What in the world is she talking about? I think she's gone off her rocker, it must be all the tea she drinks."
If you won't drink tea, I want you to eat tea. That's right.. EAT IT!
So here's how this goes...
- 4 c. filtered water
- 4 Tbs. Green Tea (Dragon Well, Sencha, or Gunpowder are best)
- a clean non-metal pitcher
Heat water to just below boiling point. If it boils, then let it sit 5 - 6 minutes.
Place leaves in pitcher. Add water and stir. Allow it to steep for 5 minutes.
Now, either drink the tea throughout the day, with a tiny squeeze of lemon to boost its anti-oxidant capacity, OR save and use in place of water in practically any recipe you're making!
Put tea leaves in a ceramic or glass bowl and refrigerate up to 2 days.
When you cook stir--fry's, vegetables or grains... add some of the tea leaves to the dish! Our kids don't even notice them in mixed veggie dishes, and they get a nice dose of Auntie Oxidante. :)
~ I rest my case, or my kettle. ♥