Moringa Green Tea: Preparation and Benefits
One of the most popular ways to prepare moringa is by making a special green tea using moringa leaves. The drink is particularly popular in India and the Philippines. By steeping the leaves in hot water for several minutes, you release the plant’s numerous antioxidants and nutrients into the drink, which will ultimately promote better wellness and energy.
Moringa tea leaves are created by harvesting fresh leaves from moringa trees and then drying them at low temperatures. The low temperature is important, as this will preserve all of the important vitamins and nutrients that will eventually be dispersed into your drink. The dried leaves are then shredded and, if it is your preference, be put into tea bags.
When preparing your beverage, you can use a ½ to one teaspoon of dried moringa leaf powder per serving of tea. Add the dried leaves to an empty teabag and then submerge it, steeping it in hot water for five to ten minutes (longer than many other types of green teas). For the best results, place a lid on top while the leaves steep. Once steeping is complete, remove the bag from the water, squeeze it out and enjoy your drink!
You can even replace your coffee with moringa tea by using the same ratio of moringa powder that you’d use for coffee in your coffee maker. Just add the moringa powder to the coffee filter instead of coffee grounds, and brew it up.
There are many ways you can customize your moringa tea as well, adding in such ingredients as ginger root, lemon juice, honey, coconut milk and more.
People who drink moringa tea do so because it provides a natural boost of energy without having to resort to the use of caffeine, which can cause crashes later in the day and can produce harmful side effects if used too regularly or in high doses. Women also report moringa tea can be beneficial during menstrual cycles to treat symptoms like bloating and cramps.
For more information about the benefits of moringa in all its forms, contact us today at Dead Sea Moringa.