(HealthDayNews) -- A cup of tea may be more than a pleasurable drink, especially if it's black, green, or red tea. According to John Hopkins' Health After 50 newsletter, highly-concentrated forms of these teas may lower LDL, commonly called "bad" cholesterol.
Maximize the flavor of your home brews by:
- Using one tea bag or one teaspoon of loose tea per cup.
- Using fresh, cold water.
- For black tea, heat the water to a rolling boil, but for green tea, only to the boiling point.
- Pre-warm your cup or pot.
- Steep green tea for about two minutes, black for five-to-10 minutes.