Creamy Oolong Chai Iced Tea
Photo: Kimi Harris
- This page gives a good overview of some of the studies suggesting that cayenne may be helpful for speeding up metabolism.
- This study found that giving cinnamon to those with type II diabetes reduced their serum glucose, triglycerides, LDL cholesterol, and could reduce the risk factors associated with diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
- And at this page you can read a study supporting the idea that oolong tea does indeed help control weight (an ancient idea), but scroll down for many more links to other related studies as well.
- 4 oolong tea bags or loose tea equivalent (or 2 tea bags for frugal choice option)
- ¼-1/2 cup of canned whole fat coconut milk, almond milk, or cream or half and half, or dairy-free “milk” of choice
- ½-1 teaspoon high quality vanilla (use gluten-free, if needed)
- ½-1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Pinch of cayenne (or substitute black pepper)
- 2 teaspoons to 2 tablespoons of raw honey, simple syrup made with honey, or stevia to taste (6-10 drop of liquid)
- Optional: A pinch of dried ginger, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg (a pinch of all of them, or which ever ones you’d like)
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