Green Tea Shot

Almost everyone would like to be healthier, but putting these good intentions into practice can often be challenging. Sometimes, even when you try your hardest, life can get in the way, and all those good intentions go to waste. 

When life gets busy, you may be looking for more straightforward ways to improve your health. Starting by making small changes to your daily habits is an excellent way to boost your health and well-being. One simple but effective change that you can make is to start drinking green tea. 

For centuries, green tea has been considered a healthy drink in cultures across the world. However, the Western world has only recognized the many health benefits of green tea in relatively recent times. Green tea now enjoys superfood status, and there is a vast selection of green tea products to choose from, including flavored green tea, green tea extract, and even green tea cookies. 

Green Tea Shot Recipe

Green Tea Shot Recipe

Green tea is a drink that many people like to sit back, relax, and enjoy. Drinking green tea is a sensory experience. The pleasant color of the brewed tea, fragrant aroma of the steaming cup, and fresh taste combine to create an engaging tea drinking experience. However, there is not always time to drink a leisurely cup of green tea, but that does not necessarily mean you need to miss out on the benefits of this popular beverage. 

When you have a hectic day ahead, it may be more convenient to enjoy your green tea on the go. Making green tea shots is an excellent way to benefit from the goodness of green tea wherever you go without the need to use a teapot and cup. 

What is in a Green Tea Shot?

What is in a Green Tea Shot?

While we are talking about green tea shots, you may not know that there are two different variations of green tea shots, and they are worlds apart. As well as being a healthful, refreshing way to enjoy green tea, a green tea shot is also the name given to an alcoholic shot. The surprising thing about the alcoholic version of a green tea shot is that the ingredients are not only entirely different, but it also contains no green tea at all, not even a trace!

The alcoholic version of a green tea shot merely gets its name from the drink's color and not because green tea is an ingredient. The alcoholic green tea shots are made using peach schnapps, sour mix, Irish whiskey, and lemonade. These shots are easy to whip up as they only contain these four simple ingredients. You will need equal measures of peach schnapps, Irish whiskey, and sour mix to make the shots. Add these to a cocktail shaker with some ice and shake. Pour into a glass and add some lemonade. 

So, that's how you make an alcoholic green tea shot, but how about a green tea shot that actually contains green tea? You will be pleased to learn that creating a healthy green tea shot is just as simple as putting together its alcoholic namesake. Using just a few ingredients, you will soon have a refreshing drink that you can enjoy everywhere, no matter how busy your schedule. 

Here is what you will need to create your green tea shots:

4 Green tea bags - Salada Green Tea for Iced Tea would work well for this recipe

Pitcher of freshly filtered water

3 teaspoons of honey

3 lemon slices

How to Make Green Tea Shots

To ensure that you have your green tea shots ready and waiting for when you need them, you will need to plan on making them in advance. These green tea shots are super easy to make and require barely any preparation, but you need to allow time for the cold brewing process. Making your green shot mix the night before you plan to drink it and then leaving it in the fridge overnight will ensure you have a cool and refreshing drink ready and waiting for you the next morning.

Here is how to make your green tea shots:

Place your Salada Green Tea Bags into a glass pitcher with a lid.

Fill your pitcher with freshly filtered water and add the lemon slices.

Stir the mixture before you place the lid on the pitcher. 

Place in the refrigerator overnight or for around eight hours to allow the tea bags to steep in the cold water.

The next morning, remove the tea bags from the pitcher.

Taste test your green tea shots. If you are happy with the citrus flavor, remove the lemon slices, but if you prefer a more robust lemon flavor, retain them in the pitcher.

If you prefer a slightly sweeter taste for your green tea shots, then add a few teaspoons of honey to the mixture and stir. 

These green tea shots provide an ideal blend of antioxidants and bring together the benefits of green tea, lemon, and honey into one beverage.

You can store your green tea shot mix in the fridge for up to three days to drink whenever you want a shot of goodness to give you a boost.

Why Choose Salada Green Tea?

The many benefits of green tea are widely discussed. Green tea is well-known for its antioxidant properties, which are believed to help eliminate free radicals from the body. Green tea is often credited with reducing inflammation in the body and as an aid to fat loss.

The Salada brand has a history of innovation and played a crucial role in shaping how we consume tea today. With over a hundred years of expertise, Salada is passionate about producing the best quality tea for customers to enjoy. 

Our extensive range of green teas offers a refreshing tea to suit everyone's tastes. Whether you love the pure taste of natural green tea, prefer your green tea without the caffeine, or love fruit-flavored green tea made with natural juices, we are sure to have a green tea that you will love.

April 05, 2021 — Alicia Avallone