How do you take your green tea? What do you mean you’ve never tried green tea before? Your really should because it’s taste is unlike anything you’ve experienced before – refreshing, light, delicate and delicious – and with Innova Green’s green tea sachets, made with Love in Ceylon, you can now prepare the perfect cup of green tea – served warm or cold – anytime, anywhere in an instant.
While I love a little a variety in my life and have therefore experimented with my green tea drinking, the question of the day is, how do you take yours?
The first piece of advice we can give you is do not add milk. This is green tea, not Earl Grey, and while you can add milk, it will, in our opinion, spoil the delicate flavour of one of the world’s most subtle teas. So please resist the urge to go to the fridge for a jug of full-fat, semi-skimmed, skimmed, organic, soy, rice, coconut or almond milk. They will all do just as much to detract from your green tea taste experience.
The addition of sugar to your green tea is very much a matter of taste preferences. Personally, I love my green tea au naturel, but if you wish to sweeten your tea then go for it. One study by Mario Ferruzzi, lead researcher and associate professor of food science and nutrition at Purdue University, reported in The Times of India in 2009, suggested that adding sugar to green tea could actually have health benefits as it enables the body to more quickly absorb the tea’s antioxidants.
For those who wish to adapt the flavour of green tea to their preferences, lemon is one of the most popular ingredient to add. It’s distinctive zesty bite compliments the subtle tones of the tea perfectly and the additional shot of Vitamin C it affords bolsters the already impressive list of wellness promoting elements already present in your green tea.
Why restrict yourself to lemon? Green tea can be taken with almost any fruit – peach, apple, and berries being among the most commonly added. Slice the fresh fruit into your tea and stir to release all their fruity goodness.
As a sugar substitute honey does really well, and for an even better taste experience you can try combining honey and lemon with your green tea.
A sprig of fresh mint added to your green tea creates a refreshing flavour difference and as the leaves and stems of many varieties of mint contain menthol this has the added benefit of calming the constitution.
These are just a few of the flavour enhancers you can add to your green tea, there are of course many more, and experimenting with different ones will enable you to find your own tea nirvana. No matter what you decide to add to your tea to make it just right for you, the starting point has to be a quality cuppa, the green tea itself. To discover just why Innova Green’s green tea sachets are so popular click on our Products page and sample a pack today.