Here’s some interesting info: Green tea contains the amino acid L-theanine, which is able to cross the blood-brain barrier. L-theanine increases the activity of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA, which has anti-anxiety effects. It also increases dopamine and the production of alpha waves in the brain.
Well goodbye anxiety, bring on the dopamine and alpha waves and make me happy. I’m in!
This Stash MerryMint Organic Green Tea is so fresh and potent, I LOVE it! The two types of mint – peppermint and spearmint, combined with ginger root, lemongrass and wintergreen oil make this tea so minty flavorful – you will love it! This is the fifth item in our MARY’s secret ingredients 2016 winter subscription box.
Of course you can enjoy it plain or with just a little bit of honey, but I opted to make this truly American Holiday minty and lemony cocktail. This tea in an alcoholic drink is merriment for the season!!
Brew the tea ahead of time, combine with the honey and then let it cool. I guarantee this will be your favorite drink this season. It’s not too strong, yet lovely in a straight up glass. This is what is in fashion now – interesting drinks that are not too alcoholic.
Here’s to the season and an AWESOME new year!!! xoxo, Mary
STASH MERRYMINT ORGANIC GREEN TEA HOLIDAY COCKTAIL – makes 1 drink
1 Stash Tea MerryMint Organic Green Tea tea bag
4 oz. boiling water
½ Tbs. honey
1 oz. American whiskey or bourbon
½ oz. Cynar
Lemon peel twist
Brew the tea bag in the water for 3 minutes. Remove bag and stir in the honey to dissolve. Let the tea cool completely.
Pour over ice in a shaker, the whiskey or bourbon, Cynar, and honeyed tea. Shake to combine. Pour in a straight up cocktail glass or old-fashioned champagne glass. Peel a lemon twist over the glass and drop in.
Sip and enjoy!!!