Sunday, January 25, 2009

Do-it-yourself Decaf


There is no doubt that drinking green tea does a body good, but having five or more cups a day can give you the jitters. Too many may pump your body with enough caffeine to induce it. But wait, I'm not saying you lessen your intake, you can still enjoy it as much as you can and still benefit from its disease-fighting antioxidants. How? Make it decaf. Steep the tea for 30 seconds, then dump out the water (along with the caffeine). Pour in new water and steep for three to four minutes more , then sip and enjoy. You'll eliminate 90% of caffeine, yet still benefit from it.


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18 comments:

feefifoto said...

Seriously, this works? How did you learn this?

Liza said...

@ feefifoto

thanks for your comment. yes, it works. i've tried it and i got it from good housekeeping.

Hikmah San said...

hello!! wanna exchange link?? :)

blueviolet said...

That's a good idea!

Swubird said...

Liza:

Goo tip. My wife loves her green tea.

I'll definitely pass this along to her.

Happy trails.

Karlana said...

I never knew that! Thanks!

Just to let you know, I left you an award at my blog!

http://karlanakulseth.com/blog/?p=910

Raymonty said...

I am a coffee drinker and once in awhile I will try some strong tea. I drink a tea from a friend who is part Mohawk here in the Adirondack Mountains(Up-State,NY). The tea leaves come from a bush that she calls,'Go-a-round';please don't ask me what that means. . . . . Is is 17.6 degrees outside my cabin this morning.

Dora said...

WOw! Don't know that it is such a healty drink. Thanks for sharing. :)

redkathy said...

thanks for the tip, I love green tea and hate insomnia!

Imelda said...

SELDOM do i drink tea, so no worry for me. btw i was here for a vsit. .

Jean9 said...

Thank you for the tip, it's something I would never have thought about in a million years.

Mary Moore said...

I've gotten the jitters from green tea myself. But I sure got a lot of housework done that day!

OMM said...

cool! breastfeeding and pregnant moms would benefit from this DIY decaf. Very vrey nice!

Barako Brew said...

Nice techinque!! But doesn't that take much of the flavor away?

Just wondering. Still, that was a smart technique.

Imelda said...

hello liz, i was here again today.

ask ms recipe said...

Hi
My family drinks green tea, and they love it.To much can give jitters,but at least i get some work done lol :)

Pamela said...

now that is something new!
I had no idea -- although I never drink enough to give me the jitters.

foongpc said...

Oh! That's how you decaf the tea? I'll try it next time! : )

 
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