Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Green Tea Benefits.

My new love, Green Tea. 

I've been meaning to try green tea properly for a while, by properly I mean not that bottled rubbish from the supermarket with added preservatives etc. So about a month ago, I picked up a box of Twinings apple and pear. 

After trying a few times, I thought either this isn't for me or I'm doing something wrong. The tea smelt and looked right but just tasted of hot water. After getting a few tips from my Twitter followers (@katieatki) I was advised to leave the bag in, and to try a different flavour. Back I went to Tesco, and piked up orange and lotus flower and left the bag in. This is a really good tip if you are wanting a bit of flavour!

I picked up this box of Clipper with Lemon and these are by FAR my favourite. I can imagine this would taste amazing cold on ice too. I'd actually got a lemony flavour and gorgeous smell.

So you might be wondering why I've decided to drink green tea, well I will tell you:

1. I don't drink tea or coffee, and I need warming up in this cold weather.
2. Green tea is packed full of natural anti-oxidants - the particular one's in green tea apparently help to fight off some cancer cells.
3. Green tea has natural anti-bacterial properties.
4. It can help improve your immunity - no more nasty colds!
5.It apparently does good things for your skin too, helping to rejuvenate cells.
6. It helps to potentially protect against: diabetes, Alzheimer's, lower blood pressure, the list goes on.

The cleanser that I use at the moment from Origins also has green tea in it too! Regardless of all these benefits, I'm quite enjoying the taste and the idea of having a 'brew' when I get to work. It is an acquired taste, so don't expect a really fruity flavour, but it certainly is work shopping around until you find one you really enjoy drinking.

Do you drink green tea? Which is your favourite?

Katie xx



  1. I love green tea too, it's one of my favourites along with peppermint tea :) xo

  2. It can actually help aid weight loss to, it is a natural fat burner [= x

  3. I drink Clipper's Pure Green Tea, it had 80 bags and it was only £2.00-something! I've been seeing a lot of people talking about how great this Lemon one is, I really want to try it! X

  4. Clipper Green Tea is the best tea in the world EVER! My mum drinks only this ;) X

  5. I love Twinings Pineapple and Grapefruit / Pomegranate / Cranberry :)

    Denise x

  6. My immune system is so low! I'm going to start drinking this and hopefully it will help!

    Kimberley x


  7. I'm addicted to green tea - in particular green tea with jasmine, if you haven't tried that one I really recommend it! x

  8. You should try Cranberry Green Tea. It doesn't really taste of cranberries as such... But it does smell and taste lovely x

  9. I too like green tea normally have a combination one with peppermint rather than straight up green. I think Clipper & Twinning taste the best as there are so many on the shelves

  10. I like the loose leaf green tea from Clipper, comes in a tube tin. However I also recommend Yogi tea, especially the choco one, nice and spiced and warming :)

  11. I've just started drinking green tea after reading so much about the it!


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