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January 15, 2013 3:31 PM
A few years back i had tried green tea after reading so many great things about it. I hated it!! After watching Dr. Oz and hearing him say how great it is i figured i would give it another try. So i made myself a cup of green tea. It wasn't as bad as i remembered it to be BUT is there any other way to drink it? Can i mix it with something else to still have the same metabolism boost?
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January 15, 2013 4:23 PM
I put a bit of agave nectar in mine or drink it plain. I like Costco's Kirkland green tea, it's mild with a bit of the matcha powder on it.
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January 15, 2013 4:24 PM
Add ginger, lemon whatever you want.
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January 15, 2013 4:26 PM
I drink Pomegranate flavored green tea from Bigelow.... tastes like candy! I add a little honey to it :)
January 15, 2013 4:26 PM
I know exactly what you mean! I always add a sweetex or a bit of honey. Better still, I have it with a meal and it seems to taste a bit better :)!
January 15, 2013 4:27 PM
I drink mine with a tsp of raw honey and sometimes lemon juice. I normally drink several cups a day. I like white tea, as well.
January 15, 2013 4:27 PM
I hate Green Tea as well, but like yourself have heard so many good things from drinking it. I decided to take the easy route-2 days ago I bought Green tea Extract...you take 2 pills, twice a day (with a meal). I just recently started taking them, but its so much nicer not to have to force myself to drink something I simply do not enjoy.
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January 15, 2013 4:27 PM
QUOTE:

A few years back i had tried green tea after reading so many great things about it. I hated it!! After watching Dr. Oz and hearing him say how great it is i figured i would give it another try. So i made myself a cup of green tea. It wasn't as bad as i remembered it to be BUT is there any other way to drink it? Can i mix it with something else to still have the same metabolism boost?


You should put lemon juice in it. Not only will it taste better but the citric acid in the lemon will help in the uptake of the beneficial polyphenols in the tea. smile
  29734726
January 15, 2013 4:28 PM
QUOTE:

I put a bit of agave nectar in mine or drink it plain. I like Costco's Kirkland green tea, it's mild with a bit of the matcha powder on it.


Is this a powder? or a Bag?
  10558947
January 15, 2013 4:29 PM
I buy green tea w/ peppermint :) Its so much better than green tea on its own!
January 15, 2013 4:29 PM
I drink mine cold. what I do is put it in a jug ( if its a large jug do at least 4 bags) over night with cold water ( or hot if you want more flavor) and I put Stevia extract in it ( a all natural sweetener) Its refreshing! Sometimes I do green tea blends. Which is green tea and mango flavored or Chai green tea! Its amazing! You can find different blends at your local grocery store : ) Hope this helps!
January 15, 2013 4:30 PM
I love it without anything at all so it's no problem for me. You can get them flavoured.
January 15, 2013 4:33 PM
Hi! I work at a tea shop and it seems like the main reason that people don't like green tea is because they either make it with boiling water which is way too hot an ends up burning the tea leaf or they steep (let it sit in the water) for too long. Both of these things make the tea bitter and not at all enjoyable to drink. If your tea comes with brewing instructions I would suggest trying to make your tea one more time following those instructions closely. I set a timer on my phone so that I don't forget and leave the tea in for too long. (It seems anal I know lol but as soon as I started doing this I realized how good green tea could be) As a general rule you want to use water between 165 to 175 degrees and only steep the tea for 1 to 2 mins. (the exact time and the water temp. really depend on what kind of green tea you have).

I hope that helps! Also, are you using tea bags or loose leaf tea?

If you have any more questions feel free to ask :)
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January 15, 2013 4:34 PM
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QUOTE:

A few years back i had tried green tea after reading so many great things about it. I hated it!! After watching Dr. Oz and hearing him say how great it is i figured i would give it another try. So i made myself a cup of green tea. It wasn't as bad as i remembered it to be BUT is there any other way to drink it? Can i mix it with something else to still have the same metabolism boost?


You should put lemon juice in it. Not only will it taste better but the citric acid in the lemon will help in the uptake of the beneficial polyphenols in the tea. smile


I was going to say essentially the same thing. From what I've read, it boosts the effects of the tea's fat-burning compounds, or something to that effect. I'm actually enjoying a nice hot cup with lemon right now.
January 15, 2013 4:38 PM
I buy Green Tea(Lipton) Superfruit... purple acai and blueberry.
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January 15, 2013 4:39 PM
I brew it in combination with a tea that I like.
January 15, 2013 4:41 PM
Iced green tea tastes so much better to me.

Heavy on the ice!

A splash of lemonade adds a nice kick, too.
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January 15, 2013 4:41 PM
I drink green tea every day, and I mix in one tablespoon of all natural honey (I have a friend who knows a bee keeper!). Nothing else is necessary...it really sweetens it just enough. I find that it curbs my hunger as well as having other health benefits.
January 15, 2013 4:41 PM
You can by fancy green teas, "fancy" as in flavoured green teas. They have no calories at all even with flavours.

Check David's Tea, Teavana, Adiago's Tea or just look at flavoured green teas in the tea & coffee aisle in the grocery store. Tetley has blue green tea, pomegranate white tea, etc.
January 15, 2013 4:45 PM
You're not going to get any metabolism boost. If you like green tea then drink it. If you don't then don't.

And if Dr. Oz endorses something, that's usually enough reason to steer way clear. But in this case, it's just green tea, which is a fine thing to drink. (Even a blind squirrel can find a nut once in a while).
January 15, 2013 4:46 PM
QUOTE:

Hi! I work at a tea shop and it seems like the main reason that people don't like green tea is because they either make it with boiling water which is way too hot an ends up burning the tea leaf or they steep (let it sit in the water) for too long. Both of these things make the tea bitter and not at all enjoyable to drink. If your tea comes with brewing instructions I would suggest trying to make your tea one more time following those instructions closely. I set a timer on my phone so that I don't forget and leave the tea in for too long. (It seems anal I know lol but as soon as I started doing this I realized how good green tea could be) As a general rule you want to use water between 165 to 175 degrees and only steep the tea for 1 to 2 mins. (the exact time and the water temp. really depend on what kind of green tea you have).

I hope that helps! Also, are you using tea bags or loose leaf tea?

If you have any more questions feel free to ask :)


^^^^ This. I was about to post this but got beaten to it.
  22820063
January 15, 2013 4:57 PM
QUOTE:

I drink Pomegranate flavored green tea from Bigelow.... tastes like candy! I add a little honey to it :)


Me too! The blueberry green tea is also delicious
  12083221
January 15, 2013 4:59 PM
You can drink it iced, add lemon, or drink it hot with a splash of what ever juice you like.
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January 17, 2013 9:42 PM
QUOTE:

Hi! I work at a tea shop and it seems like the main reason that people don't like green tea is because they either make it with boiling water which is way too hot an ends up burning the tea leaf or they steep (let it sit in the water) for too long. Both of these things make the tea bitter and not at all enjoyable to drink. If your tea comes with brewing instructions I would suggest trying to make your tea one more time following those instructions closely. I set a timer on my phone so that I don't forget and leave the tea in for too long. (It seems anal I know lol but as soon as I started doing this I realized how good green tea could be) As a general rule you want to use water between 165 to 175 degrees and only steep the tea for 1 to 2 mins. (the exact time and the water temp. really depend on what kind of green tea you have).

I hope that helps! Also, are you using tea bags or loose leaf tea?

If you have any more questions feel free to ask :)



Thanks so much. I did steep it a long time the first time i made it.
  17142942
January 17, 2013 9:44 PM
Thanks everyone for your input, its really helpful. I like to use tea bags and there are so many different flavor options. Cant wait to try them all :-)
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