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A Short Cut to Good Health?
Can you recommend a specific brand of green tea extract (liquid version) that might be an easier way to receive the benefits of the tea without the home brew process? I'm looking for a version to add to my water bottle when on-the-go.
Answer (Published 4/10/2003)
I realize that green tea extract in liquid and capsule forms is being widely promoted on the Internet and elsewhere as a convenient alternative to brewed green tea. However, I don't know how well these products would dissolve in your water bottle.
Green tea extracts have proven health benefits, but brewing green tea is so easy and quick that I don't see why you need a short-cut. Here's a "refresher" course:
You can also make iced green tea by putting a tablespoon or so of leaves in a quart of room temperature drinking water and placing it in the refrigerator for an hour or two. When the tea gets to the strength you like, you can pour it off into your water bottle.
Andrew Weil, M.D.
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