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will green tea still work if a sweetner is in it?

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i am going to start drinking green tea, but im wondering if it will still be effective if i put my low glycemic, low acidic sugar substitute xylitol in it? also i will probably add some fresh squeezed lemon juice


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i am going to start drinking green tea, but im wondering if it will still be effective if i put my low glycemic, low acidic sugar substitute xylitol in it? also i will probably add some fresh squeezed lemon juice


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i am going to start drinking green tea, but im wondering if it will still be effective if i put my low glycemic, low acidic sugar substitute xylitol in it? also i will probably add some fresh squeezed lemon juice

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i am going to start drinking green tea, but im wondering if it will still be effective if i put my low glycemic, low acidic sugar substitute xylitol in it? also i will probably add some fresh squeezed lemon juice


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lol great taste, its gross, the stuff fucking makes me nautious. I would discribe the taste as diluted cod liver oil. Jeesh how on earth can i endure this vile potion each day!


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lol great taste, its gross, the stuff fucking makes me nautious. I would discribe the taste as diluted cod liver oil. Jeesh how on earth can i endure this vile potion each day!


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I've been told that proper green tea tastes much better than the stuff you buy already in bags from the supermarket. A friend of mine has been drinking green tea for years, he tried the one I had and said it was horrible (after he saw me gagging as I drunk it) so apparently the good quality, chinease leaves are much better for you as well as more pleasent.

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I don't use any sweetener with my green tea...I think that using the twinnings flavoured ones is better smile.gif

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I don't use any sweetener with my green tea...I think that using the twinnings flavoured ones is better smile.gif


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Look if you don't like the taste of green tea then don't drink it. The stress of drinking it and hating it will hurt your acne more than feeling good and not drinking it.

Real good green tea has a pleasant MILD taste. Of course it turns bitter the longer you brew it and if you put boiling water on it.

The good thing about green tea bought in loose leaf is that you can add infusions to it(they do it at many tea houses beforehand), so you can pick different flavours to your liking. My dad doesn't like green tea so he got some good loose leaf green tea with blueberries in it and he loves the stuff. My mom loves the peach flavoured one(and this is my favorite as well). The infusions don't detratct from the flavour, but add to it in my opinion.

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I went into the place where I picked up my first batch of loose green tea today and they said they weren't stocking it anymore? That's pretty shitty for a hardcore China town market store. I asked at some other shops but all they had was the bag stuff. This sucked a dick. The imported bag stuff I have actually tastes quite similar to the loose leaves but i'd still rather have the leaves.

So I ordered some off this site because I got desperate:

http://www.kombucha.org.uk/kombucha/supplies.shtml

I ordered the loose Sencha stuff, 500g. The price seems okay to what i'd seen elsewhere. I understand Sencha is the standard Green Tea variety. So if anyone is stuck for finding a shop or whatever locally then maybe give that website a try.

In response to blackbirdbeatle, I agree. I had some supermarket bag version some while ago and it tasted very different to what I now know the taste of green tea to be. It tasted quite strongly.. of something.. I don't know what but it wasn't green tea. The leaves and imported bags taste modrate in comparison to this.

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I occasionally enjoy a cup of green tea that is brewed slowly at reduced temperature. Heating the water to about 170 degrees in the cup, and letting a tea bag sit in it for about 20 minutes, results in a mild-flavored tea. I like Salada green tea for the taste, but Lipton green tea gives a good dose of caffine, if I need to stay awake.

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