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Green Tea and Jam

Why green tea? Green tea doesn’t actively detox toxins all on its own, but it’s packed with natural polyphenols that support the body’s normal detox system. Polyphenols work in two ways: they have a direct impact on your liver, the body’s major detox organ, and they’re antioxidants that fight free radicals. Free radicals are unstable. Free radicals should be neutralized before they damage healthy cells.

Why add jam to green tea? Adding jam to your black tea is generally associated with Russian tea culture. However, green tea is becoming more popular in Russia. I found green tea relatively tasteless compared to black tea. However, green tea in my opinion mixes better with jam than black tea. Green tea needs the flavoring more than black tea. Jam gives the green tea flavor a resonance and complexity with just a hint of an oakey afterbirth.

Some of the flavors I prefer are black berries, orange marmalade, raspberry. You can mix jams as well. Stalin liked Georgian pine cone jam and orange marmalade in his tea. Pine cone jam and dust are very beneficial for your bronchial system. Pine cone also strengthens the immune system. In theory, you get vitamin C from the Orange marmalade but the vitamins from fruits in jams are negligible compared to whole fruit.

Reportedly, Grigori Rasputin had black tea with gooseberry and cloudberry jam in his black tea on the day he was assassinated. This mixture of jam is considered bad luck by man Russians. However, young Russians are largely ignorant of this tea taboo.

I have had good luck with Lipton teas my whole life and was gratified to find they turn out a green tea. Lipton tea bags are convenient and often a price that is low than loose tea of a lower quality. Lipton is the brand I trust for tea!

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