Canarino is an ancient Italian remedy that helps digestion.
It helps if you feel sick or bloated, if you have a headache or just in case of slight indigestion.
Lemon Canarino Green Tea

"Canarino" in Italian literally means canary, but don't worry, we are not going to bake sweet Tweety in the oven :) This is just the name Italians use for a herbal tea everyone makes at home when they had far too much food and want to help their digestion. This is one of many "nonna's remedies", i rimedi della nonna, and require just a good lemon and some bay leaves.

Adding Green Tea to this beverage enhances the natural property of the lemon zest and the bay leaves, giving a boost of antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and vitamins. 

 

Ingredients per person:

  • Green Tea (3gr)
  • 1 Lemon (zest only)
  • 2 Bay Leaves

How to prepare:

  1. Wash your lemon
  2. Boil water on the stovetop
  3. Peel lemon zest avoiding the pith (the white part)
  4. Place the peel on the water along with 3 bay leaves
  5. Let it steep for 5 minutes or more, until the water turns to a bright yellow color - hence the name. 
  6. Add Green Tea leaves and steep for 45 seconds
  7. Strain and Enjoy!

 

When to drink?

  • Mornings to boost your energy
  • After meals to help digestion
  • If you have a cold or fever (rich in Vitamin C)
  • Any other time!