Y’all know I’m a sucker for anything berry, not to mention, beautifying. That is exactly why this Beautifying Blackberry Green Tea Recipe makes me dance with joy!
I not only love berries for their disease fighting benefits but also for their natural age-defying properties.
While I was at the airport a few weeks ago, I was flipping through a magazine and found a health article. Basically, it was praising the benefits of berries. To sum it up, the article said we should add them to everything.
In short, berry-infused water was their top pick for keeping healthy & hydrated with berries.
Great idea, but all in all, I feel like we can go a step further by infusing our TEA with berries. But before we get started, I want to share some really cool facts about green tea with you.
Ultimately, by itself, green tea has tons of skin and hair care benefits included but not limited to…
- First, it flushes out toxins.
- Secondly, it reduces inflammation.
- It also improves skin’s elasticity.
- Plus, the Catechins in green tea are anti-bacterial.
- Finally, it has certain catechins that have inhibitors that block the hormone (DHT) causing hair loss.
So, let’s make Blackberry Green Tea by adding berries to our tea & boost this shit even more.
As a matter of fact, blackberries offer some of the highest levels of antioxidants! Comparatively, they are WAY higher than blueberries and strawberries! In addition, it’s their very dark color that offers proof of the super high antioxidant level (And of course, I like to get technical and be all nerdy, so I’ll also share that they are called anthocyanins). 😉
Below is the recipe for my newest, Tea Tuesday creation, Blackberry Green Tea.
So, check it out babes, and LMK what you think.
ALSO, let’s start a new tea hashtag.
I would seriously love to be able to see your recreations as well as see what kind of tea you’re drinking. So, any tea pics you want me to see, tag it with #teatuesdaywithashley. I’m particularly excited to see them!
Furthermore, I’m pretty obsessed with this drink right now. As a matter of fact, I know you’re going to LOVE it, after all, who doesn’t love berries? (This drink would also be delicious over ice as well!)
Also, and if you don’t have a favorite green tea right now, try this one as it especially offers a nice variety.
Blackberry Beautifying Green Tea
- 1 Bag Green Tea
- 1/4 Cup Blackberries
- 2 Cups Hot Water (not boiling, but hot)
Combine green tea bag and berries with hot water.
Muddle blackberries. (I used a fork)
Steep for 3 minutes.
Remove tean bag. Strain berries (optional)
Add sweetener - Manuka honey, erythritol, agave, or bee free honey. (Optional, but I prefer this tea sweetened lightly)