How to make homemade green tea. Benefits of homemade green tea.

How to make homemade green tea
How to make homemade green tea

What is Green tea?

Typically green tea is the leaves and buds from Camellia sinensis, which is originated in China. It is different from normal Black tea cause it's not made by the same processing and oxidation. 

In this era almost all of us are aware of the benefits of green tea, the main reason we have it is cause it helps in weight loss.

But apart from that Green tea has lots of other health benefits like it is loaded with antioxidants, which helps to increase our metabolism and helps to break down excess fat. It also reduces the risk of many diseases like heart disease, diabetes etc.

We can buy green tea from any supermarket or local market which is widely available nowadays.

But we can make our homemade green tea also, Yes !! And it will equally caries the same health benefits as market bought green tea. 

Today I will be sharing a homemade green tea recipe. This homemade green tea recipe is very easy, and It would keep you fit and healthy always. 

Ingredients :

  • Basil leaves
  • Grated Ginger
  • Lemon
  • Black pepper powder
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Honey

Recipe of homemade green tea :

  • Add 1 cup water into the pan, add some basil leaves (4-5) into the water and allow it to boil. 
  • Once the water starts boiling, add half a teaspoon of grated ginger, and half a teaspoon of black pepper powder in the, stir well, then turn off the flame.
  • Strain the mixture into a cup then add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 pinch of cinnamon powder.
  • Our green tea is ready, honey is optional if you want to add some natural sweetness to the green tea you can add half a teaspoon of pure natural honey or otherwise you can skip it.

Benefits of homemade green tea :

Each of the ingredients we have used in this tea has its health benefits, as well as all these ingredients boost our immunity.

Benefits of homemade green tea
Benefits of homemade green tea

Basil leaves are full of healthful properties, and it is mostly known for its medical properties, it is good for digestion, it decreases inflammation, basil may help lower risk of heart disease, basil leaf consumption could also help to cure fever headache and sore throat.

Lemon is a good source of vitamin C which is good for our heart lowers the risk factor of heart diseases. And as it contains fibre it promotes fullness in the stomach which may help in weight loss.

Ginger is a good source of antioxidants, Ginger also decreases inflammation, and it is great for our digestive health. 

Cinnamon has many medicinal, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, it helps to manage our blood pressure and blood sugar also. 

This homemade green tea recipe for weight loss is great.

All these ingredients are widely available in our daily household and you can get these easily from your local market also you don't even have to spend lots of money and it promotes you great health benefits. You can have this homemade green tea regularly in the morning or before bedtime.

Homemade Green Tea in detail

1. What ingredients are in green tea?

Green tea is fully packed with antioxidants and bioactive compounds. Green tea is the leaves and buds from Camellia sinensis which boosts our metabolism.

2. How can I make green tea at home?

You can make green tea at home easily. Just need these ingredients, Basil leaves, Grated Ginger, Lemon, Black pepper powder, Cinnamon powder, Honey. Follow our recipe mentioned above. 

3. Does green tea reduce belly fat?

Green tea is loaded with antioxidants known as catechins, which boosts our metabolism which is the key to weight loss. And green tea also improves the effects of exercise and helps to burn fat.

4. How long should I boil green tea?

We are not supposed to boil green tea, we should add the Green tea to the boiling water then we should off the flame and let it sit for 2 minutes then strain it.

5. Is it OK to drink green tea every day?

Yes we can have green tea everyday day, having 3-4 cups of green tea is extremely beneficial, it can help to lose weight, and eventually, it helps to reduce the risk of heart diseases.

6. Do you put milk in green tea?

Well it depends upon your choice you can add milk to Green tea milk is also a good source of protein but it does not enhance the benefits of green tea. For weight loss, you should avoid having milk in your green tea, but you can use any.

7. When should we drink green tea?

Green tea should not be consumed before bedtime, in the morning, on empty stomach. You should always have it between meals as it is a good source of antioxidants. You can have green tea before exercise also. It may increase fat burning and can reduce muscle damage. Or you can have green tea in the morning with some snacks for with any whole grain biscuits of your choice

8. Can we drink green tea empty stomach?

You should always remember that green tea contains caffeine, when we consume green tea on an empty stomach the compounds in it may affect quickly in our body rather than having it after a meal, it can increase the acid in the stomach and leads to stomach ache.

The caffeine present in green tea stimulates the adrenal gland which can increase the amount of cortisol and adrenaline in our blood which increases our blood pressure, that's why we should always avoid having green tea on empty stomach.

9. Why do I feel hungry after drinking green tea?

Green tea contains tanning and caffeine which acts as an obstruction, that's why your food can not be absorbed properly. These natural anti-oxidants helps in improving metabolism. That's the reason you feel hungry after having green tea.

10. Should you drink green tea hot or cold?

Green tea should not be consumed too cold or too hot. You should have it at a lukewarm temperature for the best results. The appropriate temperature should be between 160 and 180 degrees.

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