I know–everyone keeps telling you to drink green tea. “It’s so good for you,” they say, “it’s the perfect alternative to coffee.”  The problem is, you’ve tried it and you simply don’t like the taste. Good news! These five hacks are easy to create and will make your green tea taste better. You won’t even know you’re drinking it while you’re enjoying all the health benefits!

Mix up a batch of one of these blends and store it in a jar to make your morning tea ritual quick and simple. Each recipe (except for the lemon and honey blend) makes enough for about 12 cups.

Green Tea Taste Hacks

1. Peppermint + Lavender

The bright taste of peppermint and the subtle, floral notes of lavender create the perfect mask for green tea’s bitter, earthy notes. And like green tea, lavender also has a wealth of health benefits.

½ cup green tea leaves
3 tbsp dried peppermint
1 tbsp dried lavender

Steep 1 tbsp of this blend in 1-1 ½cups hot water (185°F) for 5-10 minutes before straining. Makes approximately 12 cups.

2. Chamomile + Rose

Chamomile and rose petals provide a sweet, floral, sophisticated accent to compliment and cover green tea’s grassy flavors. This tea hack is especially lovely when you need to be both focused and calm because of the calming effect of chamomile and the emotionally balancing effect of rose petals.

¼ cup green tea leaves
¼ cup dried chamomile
¼ cup dried rose petals

Steep 1 tbsp of this blend in 1-1 ½ cups hot water (185°F) for 5-10 minutes before straining.
Makes approximately 12 cups.

3. Tulsi Basil + Rosemary

The sweet, rich taste of tulsi basil weaves seamlessly with the peppery, balsamic flavor of rosemary to hide the green tea taste in this stimulating blend. Like green tea, tulsi basil and rosemary are both uplifting to body and mind and rich in antioxidants.

½ cup green tea
3 tbsp dried tulsi basil
1 tbsp dried rosemary

Steep 1 tbsp in 1-1 ½cups of this blend in hot water (185°F) for 5-10 minutes before straining. Makes approximately 12 cups.

4. Ginger + Thyme

The pungent, spicy flavor of ginger unites with the subtle mint and pine-like aroma of thyme for a delightful warming, aromatic green tea cover. Delicious any day, the ginger and thyme in this blend also make it a good choice for coughs and sniffles.

½ cup green tea leaves
2 tbsp dried thyme
2 tbsp dried ginger

Steep 1 tbsp of the tea blend in 1-1½ cups of hot water (185°F) for 5-10 minutes. Strain and enjoy! Makes approximately 12 cups.

5. Lemon & Honey

This is as sweet and simple as it gets. Squeeze a little fresh lemon juice in a cup of hot green tea and sweeten to taste with raw local honey. Lemon juice is great way to wake up your digestion and combined with green tea, provides an energizing start to your day.

1 tbsp green tea
½ - 1 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
Honey to taste

For one cup, steep 1 tbsp green tea in 1-1½ cups of hot water (185°F) for 3-4 minutes and strain. Add lemon juice and honey to taste.

If making up your own tea seems a bit too foreign for you, you can find some delicious green tea blends here, including Fit & Trim Green Tea, Green Energy, Green Tea Mint and Orange Blossom Green Tea.

I hope these recipes help you incorporate more green tea into your daily routine! Help spread wellness by sharing these green tea taste hacks with friends and family who’ve been avoiding green tea because of its taste. And don’t forget to take a picture of your green tea hack and tag it with #nectarherbandtea on Instagram! I love seeing how you incorporate herbs into your healthy lifestyle.

Much Love,
suzanne

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