Mint Chai Green Tea

Because we haven’t found a studio space yet to make our leathergoods and other fine gifts, I am forced to use only what I have to create -and this means turning to my iPhone to play with filters.

Mint Chai Green Tea made by yours truly!! Recipe found here: http://wp.me/p5SDf-27Y #Seattle #chai #drink

A photo posted by Lisa Stewart (@lisastewart) on

Many years ago on my first date with Andrew, I decided to break out of my mocha rut and try chai. It was okay as the flavor fell a bit flat for me. I wanted to go back for the mocha, but I didn’t want to be ‘that girl.’ So, I endured the chai but relished in the company more.

This chai recipe is found from the Fat Resistance Diet book that I’m using as a guide for amping up my metabolism. I wasn’t sure how much I’d actually enjoy the drink as memories came flooding back from the chilly bright day in February. Wow, was I surprised how delightful the flavors were -compared to that of a commercially made beverage food product. 😺

Try making it yourself. Like anything made from scratch, the flavors are much more pure and authentic.

INGREDIENTS: 2 Green Tea Bags (or loose leaf), 10 whole cloves, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon cardamom, few mint leaves to taste

DIRECTIONS: Boil 3 cups water, take off stove
Add the tea + cloves, let step for at least 3 minutes
Add cinnamon, cardamom, mint leaves to taste, mix well.
I love using loose leaf tea -it’s got a much deeper flavor.

Now, I’m forced to use to relieve the copious amounts of stress that I’ve accumulated over the last 10 months of Hell. The book is a great way to show me how to reprogram my metabolism and fight inflammation with superfoods -and I’m seeing positive effects almost immediately.

Stress does horrific things to the body and I’m unfortunately, living proof of that. I’m already on a maintenance schedule for my hypothyroidism, so let’s drop in elevated cortisol levels and leptin resistance and we’ve got one unhappy camper.

It’s been over three weeks since I’ve been adhering to this new diet and I must say, I am gaining an appreciation for blueberries and other flavors. I’ve never been a blueberry fan and now their core taste is revealing itself over time. Also, I’ve lost 10 pounds.

Also, I’ve tried to cheat on this super food diet and yet, after 2 sips of wine, Bailey’s over ice, or a donut, they fall flat in flavor. My tongue can now identify herbs, spices, and nutrients it couldn’t otherwise pick out of a line up.

Meanwhile, I thought I’d share this recipe w/you since it is so damn delicious.

Cheers!
Lisa

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