If you’re wondering what lemon tea is:
Lemon tea is simply black tea or green liquor tea to which lemon juice has been to add a unique flavour.
Lemon juice in tea not only makes the colour more enhanced but also imports a new taste to it.
Let us see how lemon juice multiplies the benefits of tea:
- Cures sore throat: Adding honey to black tea with lemon is the perfect cure for a sore throat and cold. Caffeine in the ingredient gives pain relief and acts as a stimulant. Honey soothes the throat while lemon eliminates toxins. During flu, two cups a day helps get rid of the infection quicker.
- Benefits the skin: Astringent properties of lemon help reduce acne and several other skin disorders. Detoxification occurs internally with lemon’s anti-bacterial and antiviral properties.
- Prevents weight gain: Micro-nutrients in black tea, called catechins, help prevent the absorption of fat. Further, unsweetened black tea has zero calories while adding lemon gives it 8 calories per ounce which is a negligible amount.
- Antioxidant properties: Theaflavins in black tea and ascorbic acid is lemon juice combined, eliminate free radicals from our body. These also help prevent hardening of kidney stones and arteries. Also, antioxidants in lemon tea keep neuro-degenerative diseases and heart attack at bay.
- Abundant vitamins and minerals: Lemon contains traces of vitamin B6, magnesium, iron and calcium. Lemon being a source of vitamin C, adds to the nutritional benefits of black tea. Together, the duo makes for a healthy combination, enriching growth and repair of body tissues. They also facilitate absorption of iron in the body, hence strengthening the immune system.
Also, if you have a spicy tongue, you can prepare masala lemon tea with these easy ingredients – Hot tea with roasted cumin seed powder, lemon juice, black salt and sugar.