Bottled tea can have twice as much siugar as a soft drink! Brewed Green Tea has beneficial compounds, if you drink bottled tea look for one primarily from brewed tea and not tea extracts or concentrates. I brew 12 cups up in my coffee pot, pour into a container & add ice and sometimes lemon slices. Ready to drink all day long. Sometimes I use Chamoile Tea as it soothes my nerves and has a nice taste too! Great hydrater.
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Freshly brewed tea is healthier than most bottled tea. Bottled is usually loaded with sugar and calories , sometimes as much as soda. To get the benefits of antioxidants brew your own tea and spice it up or just add some lemon. How about some OOOOOlong...lol
When cool weather rolls around, I tend to crave flavored coffees. I like adding spices (such as pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, or nutmeg), cocoa powder, and natural vanilla and/or almond extracts to create my own little flavors right in my kitchen without having to use caloric or artificial chemical-laden coffee syrups. The trick is to add your flavorings to the grounds BEFORE brewing so that they brew with the grounds.
Some mixtures I've tried (for 8 cups coffee): Chocolate Almond: 2 tsp Cocoa powder, a few drops of vanilla and almond extracts Cinnamon Praline: A few drops of vanilla and almond extracts, 2 tsp cinnamon Coconut Almond: 2 tsp cocoa powder, few drops coconut extract Have fun experimenting!
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