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Going green with tea

Green tea and good health have become synonymous these days. Plus, with its magical weight reducing powers, we bet one has often sipped too many for the same aim. As per some studies, it is scientifically established that green tea increase the metabolic rate of the individual thereby, aiding weight loss. It also reduces blood fat, cholesterol, feeling of being bloated while ultimately detoxifying the body.


Iced Canadian Apple Cinnamon Honey Green Tea 

Enabled with diuretic properties, it also eliminates excess water and thereby reduces excess weight. Need we say that the best way to get rid of that paunch is to have green tea along with the right amount of bodily exercise?

CN Patil, nutritionist from the city says, “The best time to have green tea is either in the morning or evening ensuring that there is a gap before indulging in any kind of exercise. Doing this helps in diluting the presence of fats in one’s body and keeps one fit the whole day.”

To enjoy them to the best, we dole out recipes by Chef Arzooman Irani (Taj Hotel) for your benefit:

Tender Coconut Green Tea
By far the simplest summer tea refresher, this recipe pairs the tenderness of coconut with the goodness of green tea.
You will need:
Tetley Green Tea Bags: 3
Tender Coconut Water: 200 ml
Tender Coconut Pulp: 15 gm
Method:
Bring water to a boil Remove from heat and allow the tea bags to steep 5-6 minutes. Remove the tea bags and cool. Then mix in the tender coconut water. Refrigerate to chill. For the garnish: You can garnish with coconut pulp and then serve

Ginger Mint lemon green tea Granita
The spice of ginger and the freshness of mint come together in this simple but hit classic.
You will need:
Tetley Ginger Mint Lemon Green tea bags: 3
Ginger Julienne: 5 gm
Chopped Mint leaves: 20 gm
Lime Juice: 2 tbsp
Method:
Bring water to a boil. Add the ginger julienne and mint leaves Remove from heat and allow the tea bags to steep 5-6 minutes.Remove the tea bags and cool. Strain the mixture and allow it to chill. Add lime juice and freeze the mixture. Crush the frozen mixture and serve. 

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