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Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Green Tea Benefits.


My new love, Green Tea. 

I've been meaning to try green tea properly for a while, by properly I mean not that bottled rubbish from the supermarket with added preservatives etc. So about a month ago, I picked up a box of Twinings apple and pear. 

After trying a few times, I thought either this isn't for me or I'm doing something wrong. The tea smelt and looked right but just tasted of hot water. After getting a few tips from my Twitter followers (@katieatki) I was advised to leave the bag in, and to try a different flavour. Back I went to Tesco, and piked up orange and lotus flower and left the bag in. This is a really good tip if you are wanting a bit of flavour!

I picked up this box of Clipper with Lemon and these are by FAR my favourite. I can imagine this would taste amazing cold on ice too. I'd actually got a lemony flavour and gorgeous smell.

So you might be wondering why I've decided to drink green tea, well I will tell you:

1. I don't drink tea or coffee, and I need warming up in this cold weather.
2. Green tea is packed full of natural anti-oxidants - the particular one's in green tea apparently help to fight off some cancer cells.
3. Green tea has natural anti-bacterial properties.
4. It can help improve your immunity - no more nasty colds!
5.It apparently does good things for your skin too, helping to rejuvenate cells.
6. It helps to potentially protect against: diabetes, Alzheimer's, lower blood pressure, the list goes on.

The cleanser that I use at the moment from Origins also has green tea in it too! Regardless of all these benefits, I'm quite enjoying the taste and the idea of having a 'brew' when I get to work. It is an acquired taste, so don't expect a really fruity flavour, but it certainly is work shopping around until you find one you really enjoy drinking.

Do you drink green tea? Which is your favourite?

Katie xx


11 comments:

  1. I love green tea too, it's one of my favourites along with peppermint tea :) xo

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  2. It can actually help aid weight loss to, it is a natural fat burner [= x

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  3. I drink Clipper's Pure Green Tea, it had 80 bags and it was only £2.00-something! I've been seeing a lot of people talking about how great this Lemon one is, I really want to try it! X

    www.perksofbeingally.blogspot.com

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  4. Clipper Green Tea is the best tea in the world EVER! My mum drinks only this ;) X

    mademoiselle-lala.com

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  5. I love Twinings Pineapple and Grapefruit / Pomegranate / Cranberry :)

    Denise x
    Pretty*Petite*Poppy

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  6. My immune system is so low! I'm going to start drinking this and hopefully it will help!

    Kimberley x

    Http://kimberley77.blogspot.com

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  7. I'm addicted to green tea - in particular green tea with jasmine, if you haven't tried that one I really recommend it! x

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  8. You should try Cranberry Green Tea. It doesn't really taste of cranberries as such... But it does smell and taste lovely x

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  9. I too like green tea normally have a combination one with peppermint rather than straight up green. I think Clipper & Twinning taste the best as there are so many on the shelves

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  10. I like the loose leaf green tea from Clipper, comes in a tube tin. However I also recommend Yogi tea, especially the choco one, nice and spiced and warming :)

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  11. I've just started drinking green tea after reading so much about the benefits...love it!

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