You have probably heard of sassy water - the flavored water that is supposed to help you lose weight. On cold days, a hot cup of tea is what you crave. Why not indulge in a cup of spicy tea that can help you win the battle against belly fat. This tea uses several ingredients that are known to promote weight loss. Cinnamon helps to control insulin levels, and prevent spikes that can trigger the body to start storing fat. Oranges, and other citrus fruits, are useful in flushing fats from the body. Green tea is believed to help with weight loss. This weight loss tea is so good, you'll love it hot or cold, all year long.
Brew a pot of green tea. To the teapot, add 1 orange, thinly sliced, 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger and 2 cinnamon sticks. Allow the tea to steep for 30 minutes. For a darker, richer tea use a combination of green tea and black or orange pekoe tea. This will still provide all of the benefits of green tea, only with a deeper flavor.
Remove the cinnamon sticks, ginger and orange slices from the teapot and discard. You may need to pour the tea through a sieve or filter to remove all of the pieces of grated ginger.
Serve the tea hot with a cinnamon stick for garnish, or pour it over ice for a refreshing drink on a hot day. If desired, you may sweeten the tea to taste with a no calorie sweetener or just a bit of all natural honey.
Store the unused tea in the refrigerator, and reheat individual cups in the microwave.
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