Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Green Tea Time

By now all of us are aware of the benefits of antioxidant-rich Green Tea on keeping our skin, hair, bodies, and immune systems healthy. It seems like everyone that I know is getting or has gotten some type of flu/sickness recently, so as an added precaution I've been drinking tons of Green Tea. It gets a little boring though, so I've begun adding some unexpected sources of Green Tea into my repertoire. Here are a few of my favorites:

1.) Canada Dry Green Tea Ginger Ale: This has Vitamin C and Green Tea in it, and it tastes very refreshing. I like to mix it with POM to make a spritzer. You can probably get it at your local grocery store (Gristedes on 9th Ave. between 23rd and 24th Street has it), and I've also seen it at Target.

2.) Green Tea Ice Cream: The one from Haagen Dazs is smooth with a mellow flavor and is also carried at my local Gristedes. However, if you can, try the one at The Chinatown Ice Cream Factory at 65 Bayard Street.

3.) Organic Double Green Matcha Tea: These tea bags are perfect for fighting off a cold or flu, since they combine healthful Green Tea powder (Matcha-usually reserved for the Japanese Tea Ceremony) with Green Tea leaves. I like to mix this with hot milk to make a Green Tea latte.

photo credit Organic Double Green Matcha: http://www.republicoftea.com
photo credit Canada Dry Green Tea Ginger Ale: http://www.ebay.com

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