#392- Surreptitious Green Tea


Bean Soup with a hint of green tea.

I don’t know where I picked this trick up, but I do it so often, that it has now become a habit.

I dangle this little bag of a green tea in places where you’d least expect to find it: soup, porridge, even my pasta water. Boiling rice or making quinoa? Add a bag or two.

Green tea has been afforded superfood status, however, researchers are quick to point out that the health benefits may also be attributed to the better diet of the population who regularly consumes this drink. They do agree that green tea is loaded with antioxidants called catechins, which help to destroy free radicals. When there are too many of these molecules running wild in your system, they can contribute to cancer, blood clots, atherosclerosis, and possibly, rheumatoid arthritis.

The way I see it, if you can sneak some green tea into your cup, bowl or pot, you may be helping to eliminate some those free radicals.


Green tea in my porridge.

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4 Comments to “#392- Surreptitious Green Tea”

  1. That might help those of us who don’t actually like green tea

  2. Marianna,

    Your post inspired me to try cooking orzo with green tea. I used green tea with toasted rice (gen mai cha) with a pinch of salt to cook the orzo and then mixed in minced cilantro, grated parmesan, and a drizzle of virgin olive oil.

    I will now endeavor, like you, to find more places for green tea. Thank you for such a creative and healthful tip!


    • That’s cool, Jackie. I’m not familiar with gen mai cha, so you’ve inspired me to do a little reading, then shopping. 🙂 I can’t take credit for that tip, just passing it on.

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