If you’re looking for a healthy, flavored drink for the summer, look no further. Making your own sugar-free ice tea is easy, healthy and a great alternative to plain, flavorless water.
Green tea is great for your health – studies continue to show that green tea helps to prevent cancer and other diseases ¹, ², ³. Green tea contains many antioxidants which help detoxify the body through the liver. Most studies on the benefits of drinking green tea recommend you drink three to five cups a day (a lot!). Professor Richard Béliveau writes in his book Foods to Fight Cancer that Japanese green tea is best and to let it brew for at least 8 minutes.
In the summer I find it harder to get my green tea fix, because it’s too warm for cups of boiling tea. A great solution is to make green ice tea, which is also a great way to drink enough water. I use two bags of green tea for a litre of water as I don’t like my tea strong, but if you do you can use up to four bags. I use green tea by Lipton (my favourite).
If you know any other great tea flavors that work well to make ice tea, let me know!