We all know about the many benefits of drinking tea. But not everyone likes the pure taste of it. Or sometimes you just want to try something different and make your drink more exciting and unique. You can be creative when it comes to additives; however, it is always better to stick to organic and natural ones to get all the health benefits of the tea. Here is how to make tea taste better with these nine simple ingredients that are easy to find in any grocery store.
You can add a natural sweetener using grapefruit, oranges, lime, or lemon. Cut up the citrus slices or squeeze the juice into the cup. If you don’t like pulp, use the strainer when you squeeze it. Although the lemon and grapefruit are more powerful, the orange can add a subtle tangy flavor to the tea.
Honey is a traditional tea ingredient that many people use. Honey brings more to the table than just sweetness. It also has antimicrobial and antioxidant properties and acts as a prebiotic, which means it feeds good bacteria in the gut. All these properties may aid in maintaining a healthy immune system.
While honey pairs well with black and green tea, it may overpower white tea, which is more delicate. At Seven Teas, we have both green and black organic iced tea variations with honey. To find your favorite blend, try out different varieties.
Mint and peppermint have a powerful smell and can add an extra twist to plain-flavored teas. Try our naturally uplifting Maroccan Mint Green Tea with gentle caffeine and a hint of mint. This refreshing offering is an antioxidant powerhouse that can help flush body toxins.
Ginger will spice up and zing up your tea. It will not only clear your sinuses but also relieve nausea and flu symptoms. If you use a lot of ginger and let it dissolve, the flavor will be sourer.
If you are looking for something special, try our Ginger Berry Yerba Mate. With a fruity acai flavor and a zesty ginger bite, this popular herbal tea is an energy booster and improves mental focus.
Adding fruit to tea is an easy way to add flavor and Vitamin C. The fruit you use and how you use it is determined by the type of tea you use as your base and the flavor profile you want to achieve. One of the best fruits to add to tea is peach. The fragrant aroma of peach tea feels like a breezy summer afternoon. Try our Georgia Peach Iced Tea or White Peach Oolong for a refreshing kick!
While berries may seem strange in tea, combining strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries will add fullness to the drink, leaving you less hungry. This adds sugar and texture to the tea. If you like the taste of berries, but don’t want them in your tea, try our Rojo Raspberry Iced Tea or Berry Hibiscus Rooibos for that summery taste.
For many tea drinkers, Earl Grey or English Breakfast tea with a dash of milk in the morning is a must-have. The creaminess of milk complements black tea’s caramelly, roasty flavor profile.
Soy milk has the same nutritional profile as dairy milk. Because of their creamier texture, oat and coconut milk are good choices. Almond and rice milk are two other options. Simply look for unsweetened varieties to avoid added sugars.
Spices have been used in tea for almost as long as tea has been drunk, so there are countless variations on spiced tea drinks. Some of the world’s most famous spices to add to the tea are cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and others.
You know about herbal tea, but adding fresh herbs to true tea leaves can bump up the flavor without adding sweetness. Herbs like basil, lemon verbena, rose hips, rosemary, and sage work well with lighter teas. White and green tea will work well with most herbs. Iced black tea is also a great base since its typically robust taste is a little more muted.
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At Seven Teas, we consistently brew our teas according to the highest standards to save natural caffeine levels. And because real brewed tea tastes better! We craft an authentic tea experience without cutting any corners: no citric acid, no “natural” flavors, GMOs, high fructose corn syrup, tea extracts, or sift. Only naturally brewed tea, hand-crafted using an old-world brewing method (steeping whole leaf teas, just like you do at home!). Try our organic tea selection today!