Green tea is touted to be one of the healthiest beverages on the planet.
It’s loaded with antioxidants that have many health benefits, which may include:
- improved brain function
- fat loss
- protecting against cancer
- lowering the risk of heart disease
Green tea has been shown to improve blood flow and lower cholesterol. A 2013 review of many studies found green tea helped prevent a range of heart-related issues, from high blood pressure to congestive heart failure.
The tea you use, temperature and steeping time all have a significant effect on the antioxidant levels of brewed green tea. Warm and ambient temperatures are the best to retain antioxidants. Let the boiling water cool slightly before pouring onto the tea leaves, and allow to steep for between 2 and 3 minutes.