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Green Tea For Me

I am not a tea drinker. I’m not even a coffee drinker unless the coffee is on ice and loaded with cream and sugar. It’s sort of like a cup of melted coffee ice cream at that point and we all know it would be crazy to drink melted coffee ice cream…right?

On Alton’s Everyday list is green tea. When I have on occasion had tea, it has been something orange or peachy. When, on occasion, I have tried a green tea drink I have not been a fan. There is something about the flavor that I just do not enjoy. After reading over Alton’s lists, I knew I needed to find a green tea that I could drink everyday. I had my work set out for me.

Picture me in the grocery store, in the tea aisle, carefully inspecting box after box of any tea with ‘green’ in the title. There’s straight green tea, green tea with lemon, with mango, blueberry, organic, a ‘loose weight’ version and more. There was a jasmine green tea, and I like jasmine rice, so naturally I thought I would give that a try. I compared the ingredients in that tea to the ingredients in Stash’s Chai Green Tea. I ultimately decided upon the Chai version.

This tea is great. It doesn’t have that green tea taste that I have disliked in the past. The cinnamon, clove and cardamom flavors make this a warm, delicious tea. The directions on the box say you can make it with milk and that might make it more like a chai you’d get at a coffee shop, but I actually have been making it with hot water alone and it’s still really tasty. This tea also has caffeine, so if you’re a coffee drinker for that morning pick-me-up, this might do the trick.

At a workshop the other day, I was able to try the jasmine green tea. Not as good. I’ll be sticking with the chai green tea. Now my only problem is remembering to drink it every day.


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