If You Won’t Drink it… Eat it!

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.”

Ummm, no.

If you won’t drink tea, I want you to eat tea.  That’s right.. EAT IT!

So here’s how this goes…

You’ll need:

  1. 4 c. filtered water
  2. 4 Tbs. Green Tea (Dragon Well, Sencha, or Gunpowder are best)
  3. 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.

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2 thoughts on “If You Won’t Drink it… Eat it!

  1. i can’t believe u do that too. only yesterday i was telling my sasha (22 yr. old know-it-all) to eat her green genmicha after she’s done sipping it!!!!! wleeeeee??????

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