7. Green tea improves brain function
It can sometimes feel like coffee sharpens your mind, but green tea actually does this. According to scientists from Newcastle University, green tea helps to keep your brain active and healthy.
8. Green tea can make you smarter
L-theanine, which can be found in green tea, helps to stimulate brain activity, allowing your brain to be the best it can be. It helps your brain to be more focused, making you alert and allowing you to concentrate for longer periods of time.
How to make the perfect green tea
To make your own green tea at home, you will need:
- Your favorite cup
- 1 teaspoon of green tea leaves (choose your favorite brand or flavor)
- A tea strainer
- A stainless steel pot
Put the green tea leaves into the strainer. Boil water in a kettle or a pan, then allow the water to cool for a few minutes. Place the strainer over the top of your cup and pour the boiled water through the strainer and into the cup. Leave the strainer in place for a few minutes if you prefer a stronger brew. Add sugar or honey to taste and enjoy!