Green Tea Cleanse: A Guide to Detoxify and Feel Better

Do you find that you exercise less or practice poor eating habits over the long winter months, leaving you feeling rundown and less energetic?  Well, have no fear, because summer is here!  Just as spring and summer are the perfect time for cleaning out your house and yard from clutter that may have accumulated over a long winter, it is also the ideal time to do a green tea body cleanse. A body cleanse can free you from toxins that may have built up after months of bundling up under layers of clothing and not taking the best care of yourself.  Premium green tea is a beverage that refreshes, rehydrates and may help to cleanse your system of unhealthy toxins.

How to Do a Proper Green Tea Cleanse
Performing a cleanse with green tea is easy.  Simply start incorporating several cups of premium green tea into your diet throughout the day and let the healthy beverage work it’s magic over the next few weeks.  Along with a healthy, nutrient-rich diet and exercise, the antioxidants in green tea help to flush toxins from your system while aiding in digestion and keeping you hydrated.  Containing a small amount of caffeine, less than a quarter contained in a cup of coffee, green tea is perfect for all day sipping, though there are plenty of decaffeinated varieties available as well, if you prefer.  Repeat this cleanse several times throughout the year or any time you start to feel rundown.  Keep in mind you should always consult a physician before making any drastic changes to your diet or exercise routine.

How to Get the Most out of Your Green Tea Cleanse
In addition to using green tea as a body cleanse, the antioxidants and catechins found in premium green tea have made it well known for offering up a wide variety of health benefits.  Here are a few pointers for getting the most out of the antioxidants contained in green tea.

1) Select only Premium Varieties
Choose tea only from a source with a long record of blending and marketing organic and exotic teas from around the world.  There are many varieties of premium green teas available for your health and enjoyment.

2) Steep Properly
Correctly steeping green tea will further ensure that you are maximizing its antioxidants and healthful properties.  First, never steep premium green tea using boiling water; using water that is too hot risks scalding the delicate leaves and compromising its taste.  Be sure to remove the water from your heat source when piping hot, but just short of coming to a rolling boil.  Secondly, do not over-steep.  Just as using water that is too hot may damage green tea, so may steeping for too long.  Premium green tea bags require just one to three minutes, full-leaf loose green tea needs two to four minutes.

tea steeping chart

3) Consume Correctly
“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.  Live the actual moment.  Only this moment is life.”  This quote from Thích Nhất Hạnh perfectly reinforces our mantra: Enjoy sip by sip, rather than gulp by gulp.  We believe taking the time to pause and truly appreciate your green tea as you cleanse will also reinvigorate your mind and spirit.

Try a green tea cleanse and discover how good it feels to detoxify and refresh your body.  After all, nothing deserves a good spring-cleaning more than your body.