If you wonder how to make green tea taste better & great, this post is for you! Green tea is one of the most popular and healthy herbal teas in the world, especially known for its health benefits and weight loss effects.
You can read more about green tea health benefits here.
But what does green tea taste like and how to improve the taste of green tea in a healthy way?
If you have never tasted green tea before, but want to include green tea in your diet, you might wonder how it taste like.
I also have a post on chamomile tea with tips on how to make chamomile tea taste better, if you are interested in trying chamomile tea as well!
What does green tea taste like?
Green tea can turn bitter if it’s not brewed correctly.
If you brew green tea the right way, the taste of the tea is not bitter and you can easily enjoy a nice cup of green tea which doesn’t have any strong flavors.
So, basically the tea is bitter if you brew or seep the tea for longer time or if you use more tea bags than recommended.
To make the perfect cup of green tea that is not even slightly bitter in taste, just use one green tea bag for one cup of water and seep the tea for about 3 minutes in a cup of hot water.
You do not need to use boiling water to make green tea. Just use slightly hot water, to seep the tea.
Once the tea is made, you may heat again, if you need the tea to be more hot.
However, if you use too hot water with the tea bag in it, the tea can turn slightly bitter.
The seeping time for green tea is very important to make sure it’s not bitter.
You can seep the tea anywhere from 3 to 5 minutes depending on how strong you want your tea.
I usually just do a three minutes of seeping time, which works perfect for me.
Also, do not squeeze the tea bag into the cup, because that will turn the tea bitter in taste.
Once you are done with seeping the tea, just discard the tea bag immediately so it won’t add any bitter taste.
Also we need only one green tea bag to make one cup of nice green tea.
Adding more tea bags than required can make it bitter in taste.
I have found that adding good quality raw honey is the best way to sweeten the green tea naturally without losing it’s health benefits.
I have a recipe for honey green tea here which is perfect for making green tea that’s not bitter in taste!
How to make green tea taste better?
Tips to make green tea taste more good & nice
Tips to making green tea taste better include brewing or seeping the green tea for the right time, not using a lot of tea bags and also using add ons like natural sweeteners to make the tea taste sweet and nice.
To enjoy a nice cup of green tea, follow the below tips!
Seeping time for green tea: Make sure to not seep the green tea for a longer period, because as you seep or brew the tea for longer time, it can become bitter in taste.
Just seep the green tea bags in hot water for about 3 to 5 minutes depending on how strong green tea flavor you want in your tea.
Do not squeeze the green bags into the prepared green tea:
Once the tea is prepared, do not squeeze the tea bags to add more tea flavor into the tea cup.
Because squeezing the tea bags will make the tea stronger in flavor & more bitter in taste.
Do not add too many green tea bags: To make one cup of green tea, you just need one green tea bag.
Adding more green tea bags will make the tea bitter in taste!
Add honey: In my opinion, honey is the best when it comes to sweetening the tea in a delicious and healthy way.
I prefer using two tablespoons of raw honey in a cup of green tea which instantaneously make the green tea delicious!
You can see honey green tea recipe here!
These are some of the helpful tips that you can follow to make a nice cup of green tea yourself.
Also you can add more things like natural sweeteners (more options than honey) to make it more sweet in taste, and also there are more ingredients that you can use to add more flavor to your green tea.
Here you can see some of the extra add ons or additional ingredients that you may use to make your green tea taste even better.
How To Make Green Taste Better – More Ingredients To Add Flavor To Natural Green Tea
You can use any of these to add flavor to chamomile tea:
pure fresh maple syrup
I highy recommend adding a couple of tablespoons of honey to make the green tea taste sweet and delicious, even if you do not add any other extra ingredients!
Hope you found this post on how to make green tea taste better helpful in making a delicious cup of green tea yourself!