Make the legendary infused, known as immortality tea in the isolated highland village in southern China where the Gynostemma herbs grow.
A Gynostemma or Jiaogulan becomes a famous tea and recently introduced into a Chinese herbal system, that is currently a favorite hot or cold drink throughout Asia. The Gynostemma tea gives anti-fatigue and energizing effects. In fact, the tea is often used to replace coffee and other caffeinated beverages.
Gynostemma is one of the famous herbs in the Asian region. It has a short and thin green stem and leaves, serrated and tear-shaped and both used medicinally. It is rare that Gynostemma plant grows beyond a foot in height. The Gynostemma contains many amino acids, vitamins, and mineral that benefits the body such as calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, and manganese. Besides that, it also contains over 80 compounds such as Gypenosides which are similar to the Astragalus and Ginseng containing compounds.
The Saponins called Gypenosides and antioxidant from the Gynostemma is the primary reasons why its tea has many health benefits. Hence, it is very significant to prepare the drink with the maximum needed amount of Saponins is vital to gain the most from the fantastic herb.
Fortunately, many scientific kinds of research have already been conducted to find the best way to make Gynostemma or Jiaogulan tea. So, when you need a refreshing drink, opt for a satisfying green tea of Gynostemma herb by following the process on how to make Gynostemma tea.
Below are guidelines on how to make a Gynostemma tea through infusion.
Prepare the water, cups, spoon, pitcher, and Gynostemma.
Double the amount of tea that you usually used to prepare a hot beverage. For a hot drink, put one teaspoon of Gynostemma leaf for eight ounces of water. To make an iced tea, make the amount twice higher, so one tablespoon of Jiaogulan for eight ounces of water. If you want a stronger tea, opt to use more leaves without brewing it for a longer time. Many people got the mistake in brewing it longer that result to taste bitter. Then, steep for about two to three minutes or based on your desired time.
Since Gynostemma is slightly sweet, you can add sweetener during the steeping phase if you prefer your tea sweeter than it is. You can use sugar, or you may want to use other low glycemic options available today such as stevia products which the plant alone is sweeter than a lump of sugar but zero calories. Also, the Agave nectar which is even sweeter than sugar but shallow glycemic index and contains a slight caramel-like flavor.
Add mint leaves or lime/lemon to enhance your Gynostemma tea. Besides, you can make limeade if you add few ounces of lime juice. Feel free to experiment with a better taste.
The tea is ready to serve.
Gynostemma is a real blessing from the Nature that makes an excellent tea, hot or cold. With its positive health benefits, add Gynostemma tea to your favorite drink.