Learning to Love Green Tea
Even if you are a tea drinker, you may not necessarily like green tea. True, it is slightly more bitter than other flavors. And if you like to add milk to your tea as I do, green tea is not the flavor that seems to go well with milk. And yet green tea is one of the healthiest teas around today. Not only is it an antioxident, helping to fight off and perhaps even prevent a range of different types of cancers, it also lowers cholesterol, improves skin tone and slows aging. Not bad!
Ah but the taste... Many would be green tea drinkers struggle with the degree of bitterness. Here are five ways to help you develop a taste for green tea:
1. Not all green teas are alike. There are actually several flavors of green tea - some stronger than others. If you want to ease into it, you might want to start with yellow tea which is a little smoother.
2. Some people add lemon to their green tea which I am told helps.
3. Honey is a natural sweetner. I tend to add a small dab of honey which I find delicious and makes the tea more palatable to me.
4. Iced green tea is often easier to drink than hot green tea. Try it that way.
5. If you like the taste of mint, try adding mint to your green tea or brew a pot with both green and mint tea bags in it. Others have told me that it tastes good but I am not a huge mint fan so I have never tried it.
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