How to Maximize the Flavor and Health Benefits of Tea

By Joyce Hendley, M.S., "Tea Time," July/August 2009

What to add to your tea to make it healthier, how to make your own iced tea, plus 5 tips from a tea expert.

"People are talking about it. Just search "Tai Chi Green tea " you will find a lot. Some of the talks sound too good to be true. But most of them are convincing. "

How To Make Iced Tea

Making your own iced tea is easy—and much cheaper than buying the bottled or powdered-mix stuff. It can also be healthier: while iced tea is generally lower in antioxidants than hot tea because it’s diluted with ice and water, you can counteract that tendency by starting with an extra-strong brew. But best of all, when you do the steeping, you get to choose the varieties and flavorings, to create a brew that’s—well, just your cup of tea. Our three iced-tea blends will get you started.

* Hibiscus-Pomegranate Iced Tea
* Orange-Earl Grey Iced Tea
* Green Jasmine-Mint Iced Tea with Lemon

5 Tips from a Tea Expert »

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