Green tea has caffeine which makes it naturally energizing, but you can boost the lift you get from a simple cup of green tea by making your own natural energy drink. This is best iced, and by making your own energy drinks at home, you will avoid the artificial chemicals and preservatives in canned energy drinks and save money. The ingredients needed for this energy drink can be found at most supermarkets or specialty health food stores.
Things You'll Need
Pour four cups of water into the electric kettle, pot, or microwave cup.
Boil the four cups of water. Remove from heat and let the water cool for three minutes. Green tea needs to be steeped at a temperature slightly below the boiling point of water, and by letting the water sit, it will be able to reach that temperature before you add the tea bags.
Place the green tea bags into the bottom of the pitcher.
Pour the 4 cups of boiled water over the green tea bags.
Cover the pitcher with the tea bags and hot water with the lid or a saucer for three to five minutes, depending upon how strong of a tea flavor you want.
Uncover the pitcher and remove the tea bags.
Pour the juice concentrate into the tea. Mix in two and a half cups of additional water and the liquid B complex vitamins.
Stir thoroughly. Serve over ice or chill in the refrigerator. Keep stored in the refrigerator for up to one week covered.
- Liquid B complex vitamins are available in the supplement aisle at supermarket or at vitamin stores.