A big concern in the UK and the West in general is the threat of heart attack. Experts credit compounds in green tea called flavonoids with stopping blood platelets from forming clots, much as aspirin does. Over 30% of the dry weight of green tea leaves consists of powerful flavonoid antioxidants which researchers have found can block cholesterol absorption. Green tea antioxidants also increase the breakdown of another potentially harmful type of blood fat, called triglycerides, as well as having a beneficial effect on blood pressure. Compared with non-tea drinkers, having 4 cups of green tea per day appears to halve the risk of a heart attack, while the incidence of stroke is halved in people drinking at least 5 cups daily, compared with those drinking less.

A recent Japanese study examined 40,000 healthy men and women, and found that over an 11-year period, those who drank 5 or more cups of green tea per day were 16% less likely to die from a variety of diseases, most notably, cardiovascular disease.

Source: http://teacargo.co.uk/benefits-of-drinking-green-tea

And when life throws lemons at you here’s what you could do with them.

3 large lemons (zested)
500ml organic green tea
150ml honey

Heat the tea and honey stirring until blended. 

Depending how lemony your preference is squeeze the juice of one or more lemons (150ml) into a bowl adding the zest. Combine with the tea and honey then place in freezer stirring every 30 minutes or so until the liquid has crystallised and slightly slushy.