Make Green Tea For Weight Loss at Home. Mostly people focuses on two ways to reduce their body weight-either reduces it by energy intake or increase the energy consumption.
Tea is the second most consuming drink after water. There are four types of tea; green, black, white and oolong.
The difference is in the way of their making. Green tea is becoming a very popular drink due to its health benefits.
Green Tea For Weight Loss
Green tea has many valuable properties. It contains various enzymes and amino acids and is enhanced with carbohydrates and lipids. It also contains sterols, polyphenols, carotenoids, and many other vital things which are a key factor of reducing weight. Caffeine and connected compounds are also a part of green tea. It has a very bitter taste and this taste is increased if the tea is not prepared properly.
Green tea preparation is different than that of average black tea that we make at home.
How to Prepare Green Tea With Leaves:
Green tea leaves –1 teaspoon for 1 cup of green tea – some may also use green tea pearls
- A tea strainer
- A cup
- A stainless steel pot
Take one teaspoon of green tea leaves. Whether you make it for the whole family, in you must take a teaspoon of tea leaves for each cup. Now take the tea leaves in a strainer/sieve and keep separately. Now take a stainless steel pot/pan and boil suitable water. The ideal temperature for green tea is 80 ͦc to 85°c so keep an eye on the water so that it will not boil. We need to take water near to the boiling point but not boiling. Pour the hot water into the cup and let the tea sheer for 3 minutes max. Make sure the tea remain light because most people don’t like it strong. Add some sugar or honey if you like and enjoy you tea.
How to Make Green Tea With Powder:
Some people make the Tea using green tea powder which is available readily in the market.
You will need:
- Green tea powder – 1 and ½ teaspoon,
- Water – 1 cup,
- Sugar – 1 teaspoon
- If you are on a diet then use 1 teaspoon of honey as substitute to sugar
Take cup water in a bowl and heat it. Remember green tea turns bitter when it is over heated. Turn off the heat once it reaches boiling point. Now let it cool for a few seconds. Add the green tea powder to the water. Take about 3 minutes but you may take a sip after 1 ½ minutes to check if the flavor is strong enough. After 3 minutes, the color will change to brown. Strain the tea powder using a strainer. Add the sugar or honey to the tea and pour into the cup.