Highlights

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Essential Nutrients for a Naturally Healthy Body

  • Research suggests that antioxidants can be beneficial to health by helping the body protect itself from the harmful effects of "free radicals".
  • Studies provide evidence that tea contains protective antioxidants that can help body protect itself against free radicals, molecules that can damage cells.
  • Unsweetened, fresh tea is sodium-free, sugar-free, fat-free, virtually calorie-free and a satisfying, aromatic beverage. It's an ideal choice for a healthy lifestyle or weight-loss, especially when substituting for other sugar sweetened beverages.
  • In a study comparing tea and coffee showed that tea produced more consistent levels during the day and appeared to have a more gentle reviving effect. Green tea has about half the caffeine as a comparable cup of regular brewed coffee. Together with other research conducted on caffeine and sleep, these studies suggest that tea provides the potential beneficial effects of caffeine on performance during the day without disrupting sleep at night.

If you are interested in understanding in detail the benefits of green tea in relation to specific body functions and in comparison with other beverages, please download the White paper prepared by our experts. If you need any additional information, you are welcome to email us your questions and our experts will be happy to answer them for you.

Recipes

Great Ideas on other ways to use TeaTech Instant Green Tea

TeaTech Instant Green Tea Beverage Mix can also be used to make many other fresh delicious drinks, cookies and breads. Your kids and family will enjoy these delicious foods while receiving the benefits of green tea.

Green Tea Smoothies & Drinks

Banana Berry Smoothie

INGREDIENTS:
1 ripe banana
¾ cup milk or soy milk
1/2 cup ripe strawberries or other berries, hulled and halved
1/4 cup yogurt (if you use vanilla-flavored yogurt, omit the vanilla extract)
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 packet of TeaTech Instant Green Tea Beverage Mix (Original, unsweetened)

  1. Pour milk into blender and add TeaTech Green Tea Beverage mix. Blend until tea is dissolved.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and whiz all ingredients in blender. Serves 1.

Tropical Smoothie

INGREDIENTS:
2 ripe bananas, broken into several pieces
1 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup orange juice, preferably freshly squeezed
1 cup lemon or orange low-fat yogurt or soy yogurt
2-3 packets of TeaTech Instant Green Tea Beverage Mix (Original, unsweetened)

  1. Combine juices with TeaTech Green Tea Beverage mix in food processor or blender and blend until tea is dissolved.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients to the tea mixture and process until smoothly pureed. Serves 2 to 3.

Mango Lassi ( India Smoothie)

INGREDIENTS:
1 1/4 cups plain yogurt
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 cup fresh mango pulp
1/3 cup cold water
4 tablespoons honey or sugar
9-10 standard-size ice cubes.
1 packet of TeaTech Instant Green Tea Beverage Mix (Original, unsweetened)

  1. Blend everything but the ice cubes in the blender until the tea, and sugar or honey is dissolved.
  2. Add the ice and blend until frothy!
  3. Immediately pour into tall glasses and enjoy.

Cranberry FIZZ Green Tea

INGREDIENTS:
1 quart cranberry juice
1 quart orange juice
1 quart club soda
1 1/2 cups vodka, (optional)
Fresh fruit or ice ring
4 packets of TeaTech Instant Green Tea Beverage Mix (Original, unsweetened)

  1. Combine juices, soda, TeaTech Green Tea Beverage Mix, and vodka, if desired, in a punch bowl.
  2. Add fruit for garnish. Refrigerate.

Yield: 16 servings

VARIATION: Increase number of tea packets based on your taste preference up to 1 packet for every 8 oz of liquid. Use pineapple juice or grapefruit juice instead of cranberry.

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade Green Tea

INGREDIENTS:
4 Lemons
1 cup Raw brown sugar
3 3/4 cups Boiling water
packets of TeaTech Instant Green Tea Beverage Mix (Original, unsweetened)

  1. Scrub lemons, halve, and then squeeze out the juice.
  2. Place juice and pulp in a large jug or bowl with sugar and TeaTech Green Tea; pour 1 1/4 cups boiling water over. Stir until sugar and tea is completely dissolved.
  3. Add lemon halves and another 2 1/2 cups boiling water. Stir well, then cover and let cool.
  4. Strain, squeeze out juice from lemon halves and serve with slices of lemon.

Yield: about 3 3/4 cups

Baked Goods

Green Tea Brownies

INGREDIENTS:

A little oil, for preparing the pan
2 1/8 cups (1 1/4 pounds) semisweet chocolate, broken into pieces
1 cup unsalted butter, diced (2 sticks)
3 tablespoons fresh, strong coffee
3 packets of TeaTech Instant Green Tea Beverage Mix (Original, unsweetened)
3/4 cup soft brown sugar
3 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 cup raisins, or half raisins and half walnuts
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Lightly oil an 8 x 11-inch baking pan.
  3. Melt chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of gently boiling water.
  4. While the coffee is hot, add sugar and TeaTech Green Tea to it, making sure the tea and sugar dissolve completely. When cool, beat in the eggs.
  5. Combine the remaining ingredients together in a bowl. Add melted chocolate to the egg mixture and combine well. Fold in the dry ingredients.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for about 45 minutes, or until just firm to the touch.
  7. Cut into squares and serve warm or room temperature.

Cranberry Pumpkin Green Tea Bread

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup fresh or canned pumpkin puree
1/2 cup apple juice
2-3 packets of TeaTech Instant Green Tea Beverage Mix (Original, unsweetened)
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil or melted butter
2 eggs
3/4 cup dried cranberries
Nuts (if desired)

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 9- by 5- by 3-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, cornmeal, whole-wheat flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, and cloves.
  3. In a separate bowl, add TeaTech Green Tea and apple juice, stir until green tea is completely dissolved. Beat in pumpkin, honey, oil, and eggs. Stir gently into the flour mixture until barely moistened. The batter will be lumpy.
  4. Fold in the cranberries or nuts and spoon the batter into the prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove the loaf and cool on a wire rack. Serves 8-12.

Marinades/Salad Dressings

Balsamic Green Tea Marinade

INGREDIENTS:
1 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup olive oil
1 packet TeaTech Instant Green Tea Beverage Mix (Original, unsweetened)

  1. Dissolve TeaTech Green Tea in water, mix until completely dissolved.
  2. Add vinegar and oil, shake until combined.
  3. Use as marinade for meats or dressing for salads!

Frozen Treats

Green Tea Fruit Sorbet

INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup sugar,
1/2 pint water,
1 lb. fresh fruit, strawberries, blackberries, cherries, peaches, etc.
juice of 1/2 lemon,
1 packet of TeaTech Instant Green Tea Beverage Mix (Original, unsweetened)
1/2 packet of gelatin powder

In a saucepan mix together the sugar, water and TeaTech Green Tea. Heat gently, stirring all the time until the sugar and tea has completely dissolved. Bring to the boil then actually lightly boil the mixture for approx 5 to 8 minutes - until you have syrup. While the syrup cools, mash or purée the strawberries and strain them to remove the seeds if using strawberries or blackberries. Melt the gelatin by mixing it with 2 tablespoons of water in a double boiler, and then stir it, the purée and the lemon juice into the syrup mixture. When cool, transfer the complete mixture into an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer's instructions.

Vanilla Green Tea Ice Cream

INGREDIENTS:
2 egg yolks,
2 packets Instant Green Tea Beverage Mix (Original, unsweetened)
1 tablespoon sugar,
1/2 vanilla pod,
1 1/4 cups heavy cream,
1/4 cup superfine or caster sugar
1 1/4 cups milk
2 tablespoons boiling water

Add TeaTech Green Tea to 2 Tbsp boiling water with the tablespoon of sugar, stir until dissolved and allow to cool. Into a saucepan put the vanilla pod and milk and gently bring to a boil and pour this over the tea. Leave to stand for 5 or 6 minutes. Beat the egg yolks with the 1/4 cup superfine sugar in a separate bowl and then strain the milk mixture into it. Transfer to a saucepan and gently heat, stirring all the time, until the mixture is thick. Allow cooling. Whip the heavy cream and fold into the cooled tea mixture. Transfer the complete mixture into an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer's instructions.

Sparking Cosmopolitan Green Tea Ice

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup boiling water
1 small pkg JELL-O Brand Cranberry Gelatin
1 cup of cold lemon lime or orange soda
1 packet of TeaTech Instant Green Tea Beverage Mix (Original, unsweetened)
3 Tbsp freshly squeezed limejuice

  1. Stir boiling water into gelatin and TeaTech Green Tea in large bowl at least 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Add soda pop, lemon peel and juice; stir until well blended. Pour into 8-inch square pan; cover. Freeze 3 hours or until firm.
  2. Remove mixture from freezer; let stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften slightly, then spoon into large bowl. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. (Or, place in a food processor container; cover and process until smooth.)
  3. Spoon or scoop gelatin mixtures into 6 individual dessert dishes to serve.