Blueberry tea

Blueberry mint tea is an amazing evening time tea. It can make you feel calm and relaxed. The flavour of blueberries blends well with mint and the resulting tea is a delight! In addition to its taste, this tea has a variety of health benefits too.

Health benefits of blueberries

Blueberries are filled with anti-oxidants that can make your immune system stronger.

It helps to reduce the bad cholesterol levels in the body and is hence very useful for heart patients.

It is rich in fiber content. Those on a weight loss diet can include generous amounts of blueberries in their diet. It has low calories but gives lot of nutrition. It is also a preferred superfood by those on a diabetes diet.

Blueberries have copious amounts of Vitamin C. It can help to prevent respiratory disorders.

Blueberries can delay symptoms of aging such as hair loss, dementia or loss of memory, cataracts, wrinkles and spots due to aging.

They can improve the functioning of the brain and nervous system. Due to this reason, they are very beneficial for kids.

Consumption of blueberries is found to improve the digestive process. It is useful as a snack since it does not make you feel bloated.

Many women suffer from UTI (Urinary tract infection) Especially those consuming lot of antibiotics are affected by this condition. Blueberry smoothie or tea is very helpful in addressing the symptoms of UTI.

Health benefits of mint leaves

Mint leaves can help to treat respiratory disorders such as common cold and cough.

Helps to treat bloating, gas and indigestion.

Both blueberries and mint leaves are excellent for overall health and you can safely include this tea in your diet a few times a week without any side effect. This tea is also helpful for those fighting diabetes.

Here is the recipe for blueberry tea with a fusion of mint.

 

Blueberry mint tea – Recipe

  • 400 ml Water
  • 10-15 Blueberries
  • 5-6 leaves Mint (Pudina in Tamil)
  1. You will need fresh blueberries and mint leaves to make this tea.
  2. Place the blueberries in a teapot infuser.
  3. Crush the berries with a spoon gently.
  4. Add the mint leaves to the infuser.
  5. Pour boiling hot water into the infuser.
  6. Cover with a lid and allow to steep for about 15 minutes.
  7. After 15 minutes, crush the berries.
  8. Crush the berries again to get an extract and remove the infuser.
  9. Pour into a cup.
  10. Done.

Directions for use:

You can consume this tea a few times a week.

Ramya Srinivasan, PDGBA, earned her Master’s degree in Business. As a result of her passion in native medicine, she got her Diploma in Traditional Siddha Medicine from Bharat Sevak Samaj registered under the Indian Planning Commission. She is certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.