Apple Ginger Tea
Adapted from the What to Eat of You Have Cancer Cookbook, McGraw-Hill, 1997.
The ginger in this hot drink helps to reduce nausea associated with cancer treatment.
½ apple, seeds removed
½-inch slice of raw ginger
6 ounces hot green tea
Juice the apple and ginger according to your juice machine’s instructions.
Pour the juice into a mug and add hot green tea.
Makes 1 serving
Green Tea Miso Soup
Adapted from the What to Eat of You Have Cancer Cookbook,
4 cups strongly brewed green tea
3 tablespoons finely chopped scallions
Optional: 1 tablespoon nori flakes
4 tablespoons miso paste
In a large saucepan, gently heat the tea. Add the scallions and the nori flakes if desired. Nori adds minerals and a rich, salty flavor to soup.
Remove from heat and stir in miso. Serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings
Brewing Green Tea
Use one teaspoon of loose tea leaves for a small pot of tea. Use two teaspoons for a large pot of tea. Boil water, then pour into a porcelain teapot or mug and let cool for one minute. Add tea leaves and let brew for 1 to 3 minutes, depending on the desired strength. Serve or add to juice immediately.
The most important tip for steeping green tea is to use water that is just below the boiling point. Steep for under three minutes. This will draw out the maximum benefit from the tea and the least amount of caffeine.