...and aid in weight loss.Now, there is nothing magical about green tea that makes it a magic pill for losing weight. I do, however, lose weight when I drink it because of how I drink green tea.
I don't know about you, but over the holidays, and over winter in general, I tend to gain 5-10 pounds. That is quite a bit of weight even for someone of my height. One factor in weight gain is sugar and milk. No one NEEDS to drink milk, but we do and we like it. I like it. I especially enjoy ice cream, even in the dead of winter.
When I drink black tea, I put into it milk and sugar if it is a strong, black tea. If it is a lighter tea such as Earl Grey, I only add sugar. This creates additional and unnecessary calories my winter, sedentary body cannot burn off. This is where drinking green tea comes in so handy.
Organic Superfine Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea
I was expecting a few samples but received a plethora of samples, several of each flavor. More than enough to last out the long, cold winter. Thank you, Teavivre!
I started sampling delicious green teas on Friday and by Sunday, I had lost three pounds! Ever time I drank tea over those few days, it was green tea. Single and multiple steeping depending upon the leaf. the above green tea; Dragon Well, is in my: Top Five Green Teas That I Love list.
Dry, it smells of fresh hay and earthy goodness. Steeped, the leaves and tea liquor smell like baking bread or a bowl of oat meal. Like a childhood, well spent, in a home of bakers. This tea sits well on the tongue which means it has some substance to it when you drink it. It has a good, 'mouth feel'. I prefer that to lighter teas. Here is the recommended brewing guide from the Teavivre website:
Recommend Brewing Guide:
|Gaiwan 3oz||Tea: 4g||5 steeps:rinse,20s,40s,1m10s,2m,2m30s||80ºC / 176ºF|
|Teapot 8oz||1-2 tsp (7g)||3 steeps:1m,2m,3m||80ºC / 176ºF|
Even though I do not have a gaiwan, I did rinse the tea quickly before steeping and I plan to do multiple steepings. This is great because multiple steeping makes the tea last longer which saves money as well as allows the tea drinker to enjoy the different character levels of the tea.
Happy sipping, my friends!
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