Brittni Brown
December 08, 2016 2:41 pm

Now that the holidays are upon us, chances are you’ll be getting a little bit of extra vacation time to binge-watch your favorite streaming shows. Especially considering how, now that it’s cold out, you weren’t planning on leaving the house anyway — right? That’s why it’s vital to stock up on your tea selection at home. Green tea is always a go-to for us, so we decided to share our three favorite ways to drink it, depending on where you are in your binge-watching process.

Try the “Chill” tea recipe when you’re just settling in to relax and start your watching. Next comes the “Calorie Burner,” because (let’s be honest) after a certain point we could use a little help with our metabolism. And finally, the “Refresh” is for when it’s time to wake yourself up and get ready to join the rest of the world. Needless to say, there’s a green tea for every stage of your holiday TV watching. And nothing says “break” like green tea and TV.

The Chill

Ingredients:

1 tbsp loose leaf green tea
1.5 tsp culinary lavender
0.5 tsp of diced sage
1 cup hot water

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a tea infuser and add to 1 cup of hot water.
Steep until desired strength is reached.

The Calorie Burner

Ingredients:

1 tbsp loose leaf green tea
1 tsp diced fresh ginger
2 lemon slices
Pinch of cayenne
1 cup hot water

Directions:

Place first 2 ingredients in a tea infuser and place in 1 cup of hot water with lemon slices.
Stir in cayenne.
Remove tea infuser when desired strength is reached.

The Refresh

Ingredients:

2 tbsp green tea
4-6 lime slices
4-6 cucumber slices
8 leaves of mint (torn)
1 cup water

Directions:

Steep green tea in cold water for 6-12 hours (or overnight) in your refrigerator.
Add the rest of the ingredients and a handful of ice to a glass.
Pour tea overtop.

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