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How to Make Green Tea Taste Good

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You may be looking to make a switch from coffee to green tea.

While both have their health benefits, many choose green tea for its high antioxidant count and fat-burning qualities.

Green tea can be an acquired taste, so if you are not yet sold on the flavor, here are some ways to make your green tea taste delicious.

You likely have many of these ingredients in the pantry already!

Green Tea Flavor Profile

Green tea often has a bitter taste when consumed plain. This is usually due to brewing green tea incorrectly.

Good green tea is usually a bit grassy, herbaceous, and nutty. Some tea brands are more floral with notes of other flavorings such as chamomile or lavender.

One of the reasons your brewed green tea is bitter could be due to the type of water you are using.

Distilled and tap water may bring out those bitter notes by negatively interacting with the tea. Use fresh, purified water when making tea.

Steeping time also has a lot to do with the flavor profile of green tea. If you steep too quickly, the tea can be weak. 

If you steep too long, the tea can turn bitter.

Also, water temperature is very important. You want hot water, but not too hot. Developing the tea flavor too quickly in hot water can result in tea with a bad flavor.

The Type of Tea Matters

Be aware of the type of tea you are buying as well. Different green tea varieties have different flavor profiles, with low-quality cheap tea being the least flavorful.

Look for a high-quality, perhaps imported, tea with flavor notes that fit what you are looking for.

Teabags are fine and can contain great tea. Loose tea will often give the best, most true green tea flavor without bitterness.

You want to practice your green tea-making so that it improves over time. Experiment with different gadgets and loose teas until you find one that you really enjoy.

Once you find a great tea, you’ll need an infuser. You don’t want any loose tea particles floating around your cup.

Once you have found the tea and the gadgets you like, your tea making will be on track to perfection.

Add It to a Smoothie!

If you follow our steps but still do not enjoy green tea, that’s okay. 

By adding green tea to a smoothie, you can reap all of the health benefits while tasting no tea whatsoever!

Every frozen smoothie needs a liquid to blend the ingredients nicely. By keeping brewed green tea around, you can add all of that nutrition to your healthy smoothie for the healthiest breakfast ever!

Add green tea along with your frozen fruit, chia seeds, MCT oil, and other healthy smoothie ingredients to the blender. 

You’ll love the smoothie and would never know there’s green tea inside!

Here are a few steps to take to ensure your cup of green tea tastes amazing.

1. Use Loose Leaf Tea or Matcha

While tea bags are convenient, loose leaf tea has a far superior taste. Often, the quality is better too.

Matcha is powdered green tea made from ground tea leaves. It is much more intensely flavored than loose tea, but many swear by it as their morning treat, much like coffee.

2. Use Water Between 160 and 180 F

Too hot water can brew the tea too quickly, leading to unpleasant flavors. Do not use boiling water or else your tea can easily become bitter.

Too cold water will result in a very weak tea. A tea kettle with built-in temperature control is the best way to heat your water before brewing tea.

3. Add Sweetener

Some honey or sugar can always turn a mediocre cup of green tea into a great cup! There are lots of sweeteners to choose from for your teacup, such as:

4. Add Other Natural Flavors

You can add additional leaves or plants such as food-grade lavender, honeysuckle, jasmine, rose petals, or lemon leaves.

Also, don’t underestimate the power of lemon juice! Many folks add lemon to their tea for additional health benefits. Plus, lemon juice helps you stay hydrated for longer!

Feel free to add herbs such as basil, rosemary, or mint to your tea.

5. Add Ice

Enjoy an iced green tea instead of warm. Iced green tea is watered down and usually sweet, so it is easy to drink. Nothing quenches thirst like a lightly sweetened iced green tea on a hot day!

More Tea, Less Problems

Add green tea to your routine. You may think you don’t like the flavor of green tea, but it is really delicious!

Green tea offers a ton of health benefits such as cancer prevention, fat burning, and boosted metabolism.

By buying high-quality loose leaf tea, brewing with temperate water, and adding flavor enhancements, you will be drinking the tastiest green tea ever!

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