This refreshing green tea spritzer is the perfect afternoon pick-me-up up to revitalize and focus! It has all of the elements of a delicious cocktail, but with healthy ingredients and no alcohol.
Pu’er Fermented Green Tea is a super tea that delivers more polyphenol potential than other tea varieties, its powerful combination of catechins and probiotics deliver phytonutrients for immune support and cellular regeneration that is second to none.
The leaves of this ancient tea varietal are fermented by naturally occurring microbes. These microorganisms initiate a slow fermentation process that transforms the tea’s flavor, aroma, and color.
The unique fermentation and aging process, resulting in a distinct flavor profile and health benefits. It’s different from traditional green tea, which is not fermented.
- Flavor Profile: Fermented green tea often has a rich, earthy, and sometimes woody or musty flavor. As it ages, the taste becomes smoother and more complex, with hints of sweetness and sometimes a slight bitterness.
- Color: When freshly brewed, the tea might have a reddish-brown color, which can be quite different from the green color of unfermented green tea.
- Aroma: The aroma of fermented green tea is distinct, often described as earthy, woody, and sometimes reminiscent of damp forest floors.
- Probiotics: During the fermentation process of tea, beneficial microorganisms can develop. These microorganisms can potentially have a positive impact on gut health by acting as probiotics. Probiotics are known to support a balanced gut microbiota, which is crucial for proper digestion and overall well-being.
- Polyphenols: Fermented teas, like other types of tea, contain polyphenols, which are bioactive compounds with antioxidant properties. Some polyphenols found in fermented tea may have anti-inflammatory effects and can potentially support digestive health by reducing inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract.
- Digestive Enzymes: Fermentation can break down complex compounds present in tea leaves into simpler components. This breakdown can include the activation of certain enzymes that aid in digestion, helping to break down food and absorb nutrients more effectively.
- Health Benefits: Like other types of tea, fermented green tea contains antioxidants and bioactive compounds. Some studies suggest that Pu’er tea may have potential benefits for weight management, digestion, and heart health, although more research is needed.
Fresh cucumber and lime are muddled to release their juices which add a tangy and refreshing taste to the slight bitterness of the tea. A touch of honey adds sweetness, further balancing the flavor.
- 1/2 a lime sliced into wedges
- 1/2 inch slice of cucumber, diced
- 1/3 cup Club soda
- Cucumber slice for garnishing
- Combine water, Pu'er Green Tea crystals, and honey in a small glass. Stir to combine and dissolve honey.
- In a separate glass, muddle cucumber, and limes to release juices. Pour tea mixture into glass and stir to combine.
- Strain over ice into a clean glass, and top with club soda. Garnish with a slice of cucumber.
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Pu’er Green Tea
Achieve a glow like no other and support a healthy immune system with powerful probiotics and antioxidants from a potent tea varietal. Deeper roots than any other tea supply rich minerals and polyphenols (catechins) to nutrient-dense leaves. Fermented by naturally-occurring microbes for powerful results.