how to make green tea taste good

How to Make Green Tea Taste Good

Green tea is known for many of its health benefits such as boosting metabolism and energy, weight loss, and brain functioning. It also packs in loads of cancer-fighting antioxidants, and is just an overall healthy way to improve our liveliness.

A cup of green tea

However, it’s not famously consumed for its bitter flavor. The taste of just straight-up green tea isn’t for everybody, which is probably why you won’t see many green tea flavored things on a menu. But don’t let that stop you for reaping the many benefits that it offers.

I’ve got your back here with just some simple ways in which you can easily make your green tea a lot yummier without compromising its benefits.

1. Ease up on the brewing time and temperature

Raise your hand if you’ve been guilty of throwing your green tea bag into a boiling pot or cup of water. This is a very common occurrence for those of us who just started drinking teas. Remember: the longer you steep your tea, and the hotter the water is, the more saturated your cup will be with that bitter taste that you hate so much. So, never steep your tea in for too long and especially not in boiling hot water. The general rule is to heat your filtered water up to a maximum of 180°F, and a steeping time of 1 to 3 minutes, depending on how much of the flavor you can handle.

2. Ration the water

Another reason why your green tea doesn’t taste too good is because you don’t use enough water to dilute the flavor. One tea bag per every 8 ounce of water. Another thing is that you can pour some more water if you’re using a mug since most mugs are able to hold more than 8 ounces. You can experiment with this method until you get your prefered ratio of green tea to water.

3. Add some lemon

Splashing a bit of lemon juice, or any other citrus-y fruit, can help not only neutralize the green tea’s bitter taste but it can only actually make your tea healthier! That’s because you’re adding a boost of vitamin C to an already pretty healthy drink.

Add some lemon

4. Sweeten it up

My personal favorite way of consuming my green tea is to bring in some raw honey. It’s natural, quick, and simple. Along with some lemon, it’s a real treat! You can also sweeten your cup of tea up with some other natural sweeteners like coconut sugar, stevia, maple syrup, dates, and the like! I’d stay away from artificial sweeteners as it counteracts the health benefits of the tea.

5. Make a Matcha Latte

For you Matcha and latte-lovers out there, you don’t need to head to a Starbucks to get your fix. Forget Matcha powder, you’ve got your bags of green tea! Here are the 3 simple steps that you can take:

Matcha Green Tea
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    1. Brew your tea as normal (remember what I said about steeping time and temperatures).
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    2. After brewing, add a splash of hot milk (almond milk for our vegan friends).
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    3. Bring your favorite sweetener into the mix.

That’s it! Pretty easy, huh? You can even spice it up by sprinkling some cinnamon on top or even wait for the tea to cool down, then add some ice to it for a yummy Iced Matcha Latte.

As you can see, you don’t have to buy extra products or complicate the way you make your tea, as these are just changes that you can easily and instantly make. And there you have it! I hope that you’ve enjoyed reading this list of foolproof ways of making your green tea taste good!

About the Author Marie

In my teens, I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome following a devastating sports-related injury. This incident left me with constant pain in my back and my knee. Fast forward to a decade later, I’ve managed to keep my fitness-focused lifestyle in spite of chronic pain. Thanks to testing out different kinds of natural supplements to help me stay active and sane. I am now a self-professed gym rat and workaholic.

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