Winter Time Cozy Pu-erh Tea

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I’ve been looking for a tea concoction that I could cozy up to during the long winter months here in rural North Dakota. I’ve fallen in love with Apple Cider Vinegar over the summer and I drink it on a daily basis (thanks to the Good Girl Moonshine Recipe posted by Trim Healthy Mama!). The apple cinder vinegar reminds me alone of hot cider, so I wanted to add it into a tea blend with Cinnamon. My friend Shellee recently introduced to her new business, Steeped Tea. This is where I found the perfect pairing for my love affair with Apple Cider Vinegar with their Pu-erh Tea Cinnamon Hearts. This is  a winter/fall, cozy, apple, spiced love in a mug! What is even better is that there are great benefits to drinking both Pu-erh Tea and apple cider vinegar. Just smelling the Cinnamon Hearts tea got my toes all tingly! It has a very fragrant aroma of cinnamon and spice. YUM!

Benefits of Pu-erh Tea from Livestrong:

“Pu-erh that is processed and allowed to ferment is a black tea that also contains catechins. Catechins in pu-erh tea lock onto the oxidating elements in the blood and destroy the oxidative process thereby preventing cancer”

“Pu-erh tea can be used to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disorders because it reduces blood lipids.”

“In a study conducted by the Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, pu-erh tea had a greater ability to regulate and reduce body weight than any other tea studied.The study concluded that the compounds found in the pu-erh tea that had an anti-obesity effect were catechins, caffeine, and theanine. Pu-erh tea was also shown to reduce the fat content in the liver in the study.”

Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar From Livestrong:

“Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid, which can slow down starch digestion, consequently lowering glucose levels in the bloodstream”
“Reduces Bad Cholesterol”

“Apple cider vinegar contains beta-carotene, which according to the Mayo Clinic possesses antioxidant properties that counteract damage caused by free radicals and that boost your immune system.”

“By helping balance blood sugar levels, apple cider vinegar also assists in weight loss, since insulin will not direct sugar to be stored as fat, says nutritionist Dr. Carol Johnston of the Arizona State University East.”

Here is the warm, cozy, healing tea recipe:

  • Steep 1 tsp Cinnamon Hearts Tea in mug with boiling water for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add 1 TBS (15 ml) of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Add 1 tsp of Truvia (or your preferred sweetener)
  • Cozy up to your mug and enjoy the cinnamon, spiced, apple aroma while your body drinks up the healing benefits! I re-steeped my original tea for a second cup.

Trim Healthy Mamas: This would be fuel pull and can be sip on throughout the day.

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**This post is linked up to Trim Healthy Tuesdays! Check out Gwen’s Nest recipe for Low Carb Cinnamon Dippers as well as many other THM Friendly Recipes & Tips!

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