With the temperatures dropping there’s no better way to stay warm and cozy than with a warm cup of tea. This soothing green tea recipe will do more than just warm you up! Green tea helps promote better circulation, which is important for those of us suffering from neuropathy. Additionally, the gingerol compounds in gingerroot are powerful anti-inflammatories that can help ease chronic inflammation.
On top of that all, the theanine in green tea helps calm the nerves and promote relaxation in the body. Additionally, Swiss researchers discovered that those who regularly drink green tea have greater activity in the working-memory area of their brains – so it’s good for the mind too!
1 piece gingerroot (approximately 3-4 inches)
2 bunches spearmint (without stems)
1 cup green tea leaves
Tea Mix Instructions:
Peel rind from oranges and place on rack. Cut gingerroot into thin slices and place on rack. Remove leaves from spearmint and place on rack. Let dry at room temperature until brittle (usually about 24 hours). Break into 1-inch pieces.
In bowl, mix together orange rind, ginger, mint leaves and tea leaves. Spoon into airtight jar. (Makes about 30 servings).
When making tea, determine how much tea you wish to make. As a general guideline, use one teaspoon of Ginger & Mint Green Tea mix per one cup of water.
Measure the desired amount of mix and place in tea strainer or sieve.
Measure the desired amount of water and heat it in pan or pot to desired temperature (around 180 degree Fahrenheit).
Hold tea strainer or sieve with tea mix over an empty glass or mug and pour the heated water through strainer into glass (over the leaves).
Steep the tea mixture for 2-3 minutes then remove strainer or sieve from glass. Allow drink to cool slightly before drinking.