As soon as I felt it coming on, I drank green tea as though I’d never have the opportunity to do so again. I literally felt better within hours. The congestion cleared, the coughing eased, and the general feeling of “ugh” lifted.
I convinced my daughter, Emily, that Green Tea was friend rather than foe and she also chased the bug away.
Now, like her mother, Em is a green tea convert. She’s actually on her way to drinking it more than I do – which is something I never thought possible.
- Combine one bag of green tea and one bag of Tazo Passion tea in your mug. The Passion tea, which is extra delicious wins out in the battle of taste supremacy. It’s all you’ll taste.
- When brewing water for your green tea, it’ll taste much better if you turn the kettle off before the water actually boils. I don’t know why it makes a difference, but it surely does.
- Lemon, lemon, lemon, lemon.
- Some people swear by floating a slice of orange in their green tea – hot or cold.
- Sweeten your green tea with honey – enough honey can quiet the nerves of even the most fearful.
- If you aren’t a fan of hot green tea – try it on ice. I actually had to “work my way up” to loving hot green tea. I still much prefer it iced, but with a little honey now I love it hot, too. When it comes to hot green tea, honey is the deal maker.
- Celestial Seasonings makes a FANTASTIC Candy Cane Lane Green Tea (image above). It’s a Holiday Edition, unfortunately, so you’d better stock up now. All of their holiday teas are superb and each are very worthy of stockpiling.
Also See: Check out my tea blog, Crazy Tea Chick for tea reviews, gift ideas for tea lovers, benefits of tea (including green tea), and more.