The summer heat makes me both thirsty and sleepy. It is the time of year to sip some iced green tea while I work on my blog posts or catch up on Facebook with old dear friends.
Why green tea? Well, first off I like it because it doesn’t have a lot of caffeine in it; so I don’t have to worry about how much I drink of it in a day. If I have too much coffee or black tea I get jittery and I don’t sleep well.
Green tea, especially low caffeine Huang Shan Mao Feng Green Tea from a high mountain region in China has a distinct fruity flavor with chestnut fragrance and the taste is smooth. It is easy to sip all day long.
I brew my tea and then add a little stevia and mint and chill it in the refrigerator, or I just pour it over ice if I want to have a refreshing drink pronto!
On rainy days or later in the day, sometimes after a big lunch I like to have a hot cup of green tea plain. I feel it aids my digestion.
There have been many scientific studies about the health benefits of green tea. So far it appears that people who drink green tea regularly have improved working memory and lower rates of Alzheimer’s disease.*
Green tea has also been showed to improve blood flow, lower bad cholesterol, reduce plaque that clogs arteries and it helps stabilize your blood sugar, which could keep you from overeating, thus helping you weight loss.*
Besides that green tea tastes great, especially quality tea from Teavivre. The incredible health benefits of green tea are just too substantial not to give it a try.