Normally I try to post early in the morning, well…today was one of those days.
Actually, my studying takes up a lot of my hours every day, but today took the cake. Not only did I study during the morning, the afternoon, and until dinner…I had to study in the evening too. It was just a heavy day.
That is why I didn’t have any time to post anything this morning. So now, at almost 10 o’clock, I can finally sit down and get a post written.
I’ve been meaning to do a post on green tea for ages. I’m such a huge fan of it! Actually, most of the family drinks it too. Once my Dad learned how great it is for you (years ago) he drinks it every single day. My Dad is in his sixties and one of the most youthful men I know (maybe that’s his secret!).
Growing up, I had my own rule that I had to drink at least 2 cups of green tea daily. I did this for years. Then, I somehow got out of the habit. So now, I’m trying to get back into that habit. I don’t brew up 2 separate mugs, I just get this giant mug out and it totally counts for over two cups!
Onto WHY I love Green tea:
- Amazing source of anti-oxidants (it supposedly even keeps you looking younger!)
- Great for hydration
- Prevents tooth decay and bad breath
- Helps preserve and build bone
- Boosts your immunity!
- Burns fat and enables you to exercise longer (Apparently drinking over 3 cups of green tea daily burns 70 calories! I’m not sure if that’s true, but it’s worth trying!)
- Reduces high blood pressure
- Lowers stress, but boosts brain power
- Healthy, fresh taste!
If it really does boost brain power, I think I’d better triple the amount I drink on study days!
Some people don’t like the taste of green tea. I get it. I hated it for two months when I started drinking it, but after two months I started to crave it. Now that I’m getting in the habit again, I miss it when I don’t drink it.
However, some people don’t change. My Dad started out disliking it and he still dislikes it. He thinks it tastes like dishwater, but he still happily drinks it every day! Sometimes he adds a little honey to sweeten it up.
Note: I don’t leave the teabag in more than 3 minutes, after that point it starts to get bitter.
For Christmas, I got a no-drip teapot from a friend. I loved it and decided I’d make up a tea tray for my room. (I still need to get a little container to put the tea bags in.) Now that I’m studying so much, I can drink a pot of tea in the morning all by myself. I just have to fill the teapot up with boiling water, pop a tea bag or two in there, and I’m all set!
What is your favourite kind of tea? Do you like the taste of green tea?
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