Green Tea with Apples Immunity Drinks Recipe

Green Tea with Apples

If you’re not a regular user of green tea, you’ll find this flavour a lot weaker than your usual Indian tea blend. The subtle taste goes well with the sweetness of the apple juice and the tartness of lemons.

Green tea, so popular in the Far East, has been used medicinally as an immunity-building drink for thousands of years. Now’s your chance to experience both the flavour and the benefits of this delicious Oriental brew.

 

 

 

green tea immunity drink Serves 2

2 green-tea tea bags

1 small eating apple, preferably Cox’s orange pippin

Half a lemon

75ml or around 3fl oz apple juice

 

1. Put the tea bags into two large heatproof glasses.

2. Half-fill with boiling water and leave to brew for ten minutes. Remove the tea bags.

3. Leave to cool completely.

4. Core the apple and cut into thin slices.

5. Squeeze the juice from the lemon.

6. Add the lemon and apple juices to the tea.

7. Serve with the apple slices on top.

 

Vital statistics

Although it’s now known that all types of tea contain immune-boosting antioxidants, scientists have been studying the health-giving properties of green tea for a number of years. Apples supply the cholesterol-lowering properties of pectin, a special type of soluble fibre; they also contain malic acid for digestion and potassium to keep blood pressure down. Add the vitamin C present in the juices, and you have a great health-giving beverage.

23. April 2011 by Sue
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