Add tangerine to your green tea for a flavorful and healthy beverage.
Tangerines are packed full of healthy goodies including flavonoids, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamins B1, B2 and B3, beta-carotene, magnesium, folate and potassium. Tangerines do contain slightly less vitamin C than oranges but even more vitamin A and iron.
Green tea is rich in catechins which are antioxidants that fight and may even prevent cell damage, making green tea one of the healthiest things you can drink. Green tea has been shown to improve blood flow, lower cholesterol, increase activity in the working-memory area of brains, help block the formation of plaques that are linked to Alzheimer’s disease, and seems to help keep blood sugar stable in people with diabetes.
Combine those two powerhouses and you’ve got one tasty and good for you beverage.
Tangerine Infused Green Tea
4-6 cups brewed green tea
1 sliced tangerine
Combine brewed green tea and tangerine slices in a large pitcher and let sit in the refrigerator overnight. Use more tangerine or less tea for a stronger citrus flavor and add 2-3 bruised mint leaves if desired.