6 ounces of water (bring it to a boil and avoid distilled water as it may alter the taste of your tea!)
2 teaspoons of loose leaf white tea.
Allow the tea to steep for 1 to 5 minutes. Some teas may take even 10 minutes to steep. Brewing time depends on the type of tea. Usually small leaves require less time to infuse, while buds take longer. To make sure your tea is strong enough, taste it after 1 minute and then every 30 seconds. White tea may range in color from pale yellow to light orange when brewed.
If you want your tea to be stronger, use more buds and/or leaves rather than steeping it longer. If you let your tea brew for too long, it may become bitter.
Most importantly, if you’re using infusers or strainers, leave enough room for the buds or leaves to unfold and release their flavors. After all, you want your tea to be tasty and aromatic… If you don’t have an infuser, brew the tea leaves and/or buds directly in the pot or cup and strain them as you pour.
White tea has a remarkable list of health benefits, which include: anti-aging and antioxidant properties (hence its fat burning ability), protection against cancer and UV rays, promoting a healthy and youthful skin. Additionally, recent research suggests that the flavonoids, tannins and fluoride abounding in this tea, it can contribute significantly to improving symptoms associated with diabetes, prevent tooth decay and supporting oral health, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disorder, and alleviate cold and flu symptoms.
Bring a 250-300 ml of water to the boil. Then allow the green tea to steep for about 5 minutes and let it cool down at room temperature. Add the lemon juice, honey and cayenne pepper and stir until all the ingredients are well mixed together.
Green tea is a rich source of EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate), which is a potent antioxidant known to boost your metabolism and reduce fat, by allowing your body to burn about 70 extra calories a day. Additionally, honey contains levulose and dextrose, two main sugars that provide you with a boost of energy. Honey is also rich in vitamins, minerals and combined with the cayenne pepper abounding in capsaicin, a powerful antioxidant that speeds up metabolic functions by 300%, makes this tea a super power drink pre- and post-workout!
Simmer ½ cup of water in a saucepan. Remove from heat and add the tea bags and lavender. Allow the ingredients 5 minutes to steep, strain it into a bowl and allow it to cool down at room temperature. Then, pour it into ice filled glasses and add some lavender sprinkles for a flavor boost.
This is a low-calorie and totally sugar-free drink, which makes it ideal for weight loss. Lavender supports hair growth, being one of the best natural remedies for hair loss.
1 teaspoon of dried and crushed rose and hibiscus petals
Carefully peel the orange. Then let the skin dry for one day at room temperature and grind them. Add the finely ground rinds, green tea leaves and flower petals into a cup, and pour boiling water over them. Allow the tea to steep for about 10 minutes, strain it and add honey or sweetener to taste. Freeze it for 1 hour and enjoy a nice and aromatic refreshing drink.
This exotic tea is well-known for its fat burning properties. If you’re into aromatic teas, rose petal tea is the perfect and healthy way to cool down in summer.
White Peach Tea
2 green tea bags
1 cup of sliced and peeled, white peaches
2 teaspoons of granulated sugar (or honey if you prefer)
Steep the green tea bags in hot water for five minutes. Remove the bags, then in a saucepan warm a cup of water and put the peach slices in and sprinkle the sugar (if you prefer honey, add it at the end when the tea is cooler). Cook the peaches on low heat for 10-12 minutes stirring continuously. Pour the tea and peaches mix in a tall glass and refrigerate it for 1 hour. Then strain the tea and enjoy it with ice cubes.
If you’re feeling down, this tea is the perfect drink to help relieve stress and anxiety! Peaches are known to induce a state of calmness and promote a healthy and glowing skin. A rich source of phytochemicals, peaches aid in fighting obesity-associated diabetes and heart diseases.
Black Cumin (Nigella) Seed Oil Tea
½ teaspoon of Nigella seed oil
1 cup of tepid water
2 teaspoons of organic honey
Mix the Nigella seed oil with honey with water and drink twice a day.
Nigella or black cumin seeds support weight loss and help torch calories in five ways: speed up metabolism, reduce carbohydrate cravings, breaks down fat, fights bloating and water retention.