I know green tea is good for me but the taste is boring - give me some ideas to add flavor?
Maybe a Hub with a few recipes? And yes, I have tried some of the flavored tea bags, most of them taste pretty artificial.
This may sound weird but I drink green tea with half a teaspoon of sugar and milk. It's just like drinking black tea with milk. I find plain green tea difficult to drink when it is too strong and bitter.
You should try to avoid teabags. Always go with the real thing!
You will notice a positive difference drinking green tea made from loose leaf tea.
If you like to spice it up a little bit, you could add sliced or crushed ginger and/or whole red or black pepper, a cinnamon stick, whole cloves and whole cardamom. You can also add some fresh mint sprigs, or dried herbs like Greek mountain tea, chamomile and lavender. You could as well add any kind of fruit juice, such as lemon, pineapple, orange and cranberry, or whatever you prefer.
Personally i like to add a spoonful of honey in my tea, it gives the tea a mellow nice taste. Don't worry so much about the calories since honey is very good for you, avoid sugar at all time.
Those are flavors I usually mix it up with.
Honey. Cinnamon. Milk. Raspberry Tea. Mint.
I agree with SanneL, use fresh herbs, and not teabags.
I love green tea with mint, and I also love it with lemon. :-)
hey Marisa, we (my wife and kids too) take a good chunk of fresh ginger and peel and dice very fine and add a good amount to a cup that is very hot so the ginger can steep awhile. when it cools just a bit it is ready to drink and quite refreshing, as well as healthy. those that may need help with digestion and stomach issues find this a wonderful benefit. hope you get a lot more too! Dr. Mike
Bitter usually means it was steeped too long. I like jasmine green tea. Milk is nice, too.
Try adding some fresh mint leaves, two or three small ones take tea from tiring to tingling! If you buy packaged mint from the produce department, remove lower leaves and place stems in a small vase half filled with water. Quite often the stems produce roots for planting. Alternatively, buy a potted plant at your local nursery... keep it in a pot... read my hub Herb garden containers to find out why.
Lemon - if you put a generous slice in it tastes like lemon tea with just a hint of lawn mower clippings. Not a big fan of green tea but firmly believe in the health benefits
I love the taste of green tea by itself, and it is very calming. If you like the taste of lemon or lime, you might add a little of the juice of one of them along with a very small amount of sugar. Cinnamon might give it some extra flavor. I only steep it for 3 minutes or it can be bitter. I use decaffeinated tea and select the ones that still have the ingredients of tea that are so good for your body. Sometimes, decaffeination can take away the food value. The box usually tells about the decaffeination process.
Tea bags are terrible. Dreadful creations.
Go for the loose leaf stuff. You can get high-quality, organic stuff for cheap on Amazon.
Here's the difference: properly steeped green tea in most varieties is mild, even lightly sweet. I'm a supertaster, so you know I'm speaking truth here. If there were bitter, I'd taste it ten miles away.
I have a hub somewhere about the most popular varieties of green tea, how they taste, and how to steep them. Because steeping matters. It really, really does. And also: tea bags suck and usually cost far more than loose leaf.
But then, drinking the same thing is bound to get boring, period. The others have suggested honey and lemon, but I'm about to rock your socks off here:
(1) Try a drop of raspberry extract or even better, a couple lightly-crushed raspberries. Give your cup a little stir. Prepare to be dazzled.
(2) If you're drinking a very mild green tea, toss in a slice of apple as it steeps.
(3) Try 1/4 tsp vanilla and 1 tsp honey. And not imitation vanilla. Real vanilla.
(4) 1/8 tsp Nutmeg, 1/4 tsp Cinnamon, and 1 tsp Honey tastes like heaven.
If you know someone with a lemon tree, pick a few of the new leaves and pop those in. It is wonderful.
Also I used to drink a Chinese tea called "Gunpowder tea". Loose leaf, and a very good flavor. Seek out a Chinese grocery store, you will find better quality tea there.
Change your tea. Try Aiya matcha green tea. 1cup of matcha green tea worth 10 cups of regular tea.
I mix my combination teas (no black) and honey with apple cider and cherry juice, both good for pain and inflammation and very delicious. I couldn't stand chai until I had it hot with honey and creamer. Yummy.
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