Recommendations: Use one light tsp. per 6 oz. cup; heat fresh water until it is steaming briskly (not boiling); let steep for 2 min. 2 ounces make 20-25 cups of tea.
Health Benefits: In traditional Chinese and Indian medicine, practitioners have used green tea as a stimulant, diuretic, digestion aid and astringent. Studies show that green tea has the ability to regulate blood glucose, density and lower risk heart disease. It is a rich source of the polyphenol EGCG, shown to provide protection against cancer, particularly colon, lung and skin cancers.