Ice Cold Green Tea Recipe
Green tea is one of the best detoxifiers - it actually helps increase bile flow.
So it's the perfect way for the body to squirt bile (which may be laden with fat-soluble toxins) into the intestines. It's then bound in fibre in the stool and moved out of the body (fibre is the key that I will chat about in my next newsletter).
Many of my patients tell me they just canâ€™t do green tea. Well, I have the perfect summer-solution.
Organic green leaf tea (Planet Organic do a nice blend)
Large glass of ice
Teapot (ceramic or stainless steel but not plastic)
Steep one teaspoon with very hot water in a one-cup teapot for a minimum of 10 minutes (increase per teaspoon depending on how many cups your teapot holds)
Pour over ice/lemon wedges or a few sprigs of mint.
You can refill the pot two or three times until water is clear-or simply add another teaspoon of green tea.
Experiment with the strength of your tea. If too strong, just cut down the amount of tea. If you still find it too strong, either reduce the steeping time, add some water to your glass or add a little more lemon or mint.
The caffeine content is very low, but just experiment with strength. You can have as many cups as you want-some of may patients make big jugs of it and it keeps for days in the fridge.