GREEN tea first came to my attention in the late 1980's. I hated it. Compared to my good old British tea with milk and 2 sugars, it did not even seem to even resemble tea. Right through the 90's and Naughties my verdict remained unchange....I hated it.
Then in the last couple of years I conceded that green tea with honey an lemon juice seemed to be beneficial if I had a cold or a sore throat, but it was still in the taste realms of 'medicinal'. However, I have done more research on green tea in the last couple of years and can cognitively see why we all should be drinking it....so many health benefits. Nevertheless I didn't as I still hated the taste.
Yesterday however, I was idly looking at my mint plant (I love mint) and a thought was hatched. I came up with a green tea recipe that I just might like. So I grabbed the ingredients and quickly brewed a cupful - BINGO! A green tea recipe that I actually like...in fact, I love it.
Since then I have found that this recipe and its endless derivatives is quite common all over the interwebs....I had just never seen the combination before.
Mr HM's Mint and Cinnamon Green Tea
1. Boil your water
2. Pick a little fresh mint and chop up finely (about 1/2 teaspoon chopped)
3. Grab a green tea bag (or green tea leaves for a better result)
4. Organise 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
5. Pop all the ingredients into a cup and fill up with boiled water.
6. Leave it to steep for five full minutes, stirring occassionally
7. If you have a sweet tooth then add 1/2 a teaspoon of honey (I do not need the honey personally)
8. Organise a chair in your favourite spot outdoors and slowly drink your tea - lovin' it.
Cinnamon, fresh mint and green tea.
|Chop your mint|
|....pop it straight into the cup.|
|Add the hot water and green teabag.|
Wait for 5 minutes.
So, there we go...the move from hate to love is all in the right recipe.
Oh, I am told this recipe is super for weight loss too - I might just go from 'rolly-polly' to 'thin-as-a-reed-in-the-river' too! (Fascinating but unlikely) I am just satisfied that I now love green tea.
Have a contented Sunday folks. Take care and stay nice.