Y’all know I’m a sucker for anything berry and beautifying.
I love berries for their disease fighting benefits and also their natural age-defying properties.
While I was at the airport a few weeks ago, I was flipping through a magazine and came across a health article. Basically it was praising the benefits of berries and saying we should add them to everything.
Berry-infused water was their top pick for keeping healthy & hydrated with berries.
Great idea, but I feel like we can go a step further by infusing our TEA with berries.
By itself, green tea has tons of skin and hair care benefits…
- Flushes out toxins.
- Reduces inflammation.
- Improves skin’s elasticity.
- Catechins in green tea are anti-bacterial.
- Certain catechins have inhibitors that block the hormone (DHT) that causes hair loss.
Soooo…let’s add berries to our tea & boost this shit even more.
Blackberries offer some of the highest levels of antioxidants – WAY higher than blueberries and strawberries! Their very dark color is the proof of the super high antioxidant level (anthocyanins to be all nerdy). 😉
Below is the recipe for my newest Tea Tuesday creation.
Check it out babes, and LMK what you think.
ALSO! Let’s start a new tea hashtag.
I would love to be able to see your recreations and see what kind of tea you’re drinking. Any tea pics you want me to see, tag it with #teatuesdaywithashley.
I’m pretty obsessed with this drink right now. I know you’re going to LOVE it. (Would be delicious over ice as well!)
Oh, and if you don’t have a favorite green tea right now, this one is great and it 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)