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SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,314
10/15/12 7:44 A

I find that all green tea tastes differently to me.....Drinking 3 cups of tea daily to lower cholesterol is good.

The antioxidants in green, black, and oolong teas can help block the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol, increase HDL (good) cholesterol and improve artery function. A Chinese study published recently in the Archives of Internal Medicine showed a 46%-65% reduction in hypertension risk in regular consumers of oolong or green tea, compared to non-consumers of tea.

Maybe try Chamomile tea it is a light, tastier, sweeter tea and is a carmative and also good for your health.

Black tea can be used to fight against cancer, and tea can slow the growth of cancerous cells.
Drinking black tea could help you to burn your fat and speed up your metabolism
Drinking tea could helps to expand arteries, so as to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Trader Joe's Has a black unsweetened tea, and also a green tea sold in gallon jugs which I fnd very good without any sweetener.

Kepp drinking your tea and try other green tea's...I like "Hokan" Green Tea the best, usually found in the Asian Section of your food mart

Edited by: SUNSHINE6442 at: 10/15/2012 (07:46)
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10/15/12 7:15 A

Twinings also makes some nice flavoured green teas. I especially like the jasmine variety.

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10/14/12 12:01 P

Tazo Green Tea has some interesting flavors in it...bit of lemongrass and mint, if I remember correctly.

10/14/12 10:57 A

Plain green tea is pretty boring. Try Stash Chai Green Tea if you can find it. It's wonderful! I have it at least once a day. The chai spices make it taste great. Also, Constant Comment Green Tea is pretty good. The nice spice blend gives it a good taste. I just bought a box of Stash Morocco Mint (or something like that) and it's pretty good too.

10/14/12 10:02 A

i dont like also the taste of green tea alone, but daily i used to drink it with a twist, adding fresh mint,small spoon of honey ,stick of cinnamon, then its okay .
or you may try the ready Lipton green tea with added flavors,berries chamomile ..

ARTSYGIRLV2 Posts: 1,232
10/14/12 6:07 A

I don't like the taste of plain green tea, but when I add a little plain almond milk and agave nectar, it's okay. I've been experimenting with types of tea and really like the flavored ones from Teavana, especially the Oolong and White Teas. These have become a morning treat for me. My sister drinks the bottled green tea, but it's just a lot of sugar and chemicals.

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10/13/12 8:12 A

I am a coffee lover and 20 years ago stopped drinking sugar in it because it was better for me. Thought I would never adjust but today I find the taste of sugar in my coffee is horrible.

Lately I find that coffee sometimes (not always) gives me heartburn.

The fact is I have read alot about green tea including articles by the Mayo Clinic and the American Heart Assocaiton. I have already made the decision to include it in my daily diet and see for myself. I am not looking for anything magical just the healthiest way of life I can create for myself and nothing is as soothing as sitting on a cold winter day with a hot cup of tea in a big comfy chair with my feet up.

Thank you all for your suggestions. I will try them along along with my furits & veggies!!

Edited by: MARI-SERV at: 10/13/2012 (08:17)
10/13/12 7:46 A

I brew green tea with raspberry herbal tea. I get the health benefits of the green tea with the flavor of the raspberries.

GINGERVISTA Posts: 6,236
10/12/12 10:51 P

First green tea I had I couldn't even drink much, it was so bad....& I LOVE tea. But went to a tea tasting place using Groupon with daughter in Chicago & it was FABULOUS w/just a little raw sugar or honey. I think the key is getting emoticon tea! Plus, it's gotta be loose leaf. Here's where we went (Groupon is already expired).

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10/12/12 10:45 P

Lemon and honey is my favorite way of drinking it.

TIGTAZ325 Posts: 2,706
10/12/12 7:44 P

How long are you steeping it for? I've discovered I enjoy it much better if I only steep it for around 2-3 minutes verses black tea I can leave the bag in while I drink). I personally prefer my green tea cold and I like some of the flavored ones (currently drinking green tea with acai).

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10/12/12 7:32 P

Green Tea was an acquired taste for me, but I love it now! I drink it hot. Sometimes with a little sugar, sometimes with a little honey, sometimes with a little lemon juice added. The quality of green tea that you buy makes a difference too. The pre-made green tea at the store tastes totally different from brewing it at home. And the tea bags taste totally different from straight up true green tea leaves (the best!).

General guideline of foods that have the same flavonoids: Apples (flavonoids are in the skin), Blueberries, Broccoli, Cabbage, Capers, Chocolate (dark, not milk) and cocoa, Onions, Strawberries, Red grapes, Red wine, Tea (all kinds)

SCTK519 Posts: 2,086
10/12/12 7:24 P

I'm a big believer in if you don't like the taste of it, don't eat or drink it. If you're really set on it though or want to try some other options, I'd check out the flavored green teas.

10/12/12 6:35 P

There is nothing magical about green tea. You can get beneficial antioxidants from many foods. Since you don't like it---focus your attention on at least 5-7 servings of colorful fruits and veggies daily.

Dietitian Becky

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10/12/12 6:03 P

Are you drinking it hot or cold? And are you looking for totally natural or is artificial sweet OK?

NIRERIN Posts: 14,297
10/12/12 6:02 P

first of all there isn't anything so good in green tea that you have to drink 3 cups of it if you don't like it.
secondly, if you want to try and like green tea, make sure you are brewing it properly. so make sure you are bringing your water to a boil, then letting it cool [obviously not all the way, but if you use boiling water with green tea you're going to get a very bitter brew. it has to be cooler hot water]. then add the green tea for no more than a minute to steep and make sure you remove the bag or whatever you are brewing in. some green tea blends will be just barely colored from water. they aren't supposed to be dark like black teas.
third, if you're brewing properly and still disliking it, try a fruity green tea like pomegranate or citrus because will be a little sweeter and more flavorful. lipton and stash both make several excellent blends.

MARI-SERV SparkPoints: (0)
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10/12/12 5:15 P

I just started drinking green tea and really don't like the taste of it. I put in a pinch of sugar (which I never use) put it did not help. Does anyone have any suggestions for making green tea a little tastier so I can get my 3 cups per day in? emoticon

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