Easy ways to spruce up your green tea

We’ve heard about the health benefits of green tea, but sometimes we just can’t get past the taste. Here are some ways to make it taste good and be guilt free:

Green Tea (Matcha) Latte

Green Matcha Latte. Photo by Alexis Paige.
Green Matcha Latte. Photo by Alexis Paige.

By far this is Two Seventy Editor’s favorite. We first fell in love with it when we visited The Seed and cautiously tasted this nicely decorated green drink. You get the taste of it, but the milk cuts that intense flavor.

But since it is mostly milk you probably want to get either coconut or almond milk, since dairy can cause other problems including acne.

Green Tea Lemonade

This is my go to drink on a hot day walking around campus. The lemonade adds some sweetness and a flavor that you’re more familiar with.

You can try it sweetened or unsweetened, but if you’re going to sweeten it try it with stevia instead of sugar or artificial sweeteners. Some people even like to just squeeze half of a lemon into their tea.

Photo by Alexis Paige.
Photo by Alexis Paige.


Honey/Agave nectar

Photo by Alexis Paige.
Photo by Alexis Paige.

Adding honey or agave nectar to lemongrass green tea is my go to when I am having trouble falling asleep, I tend to add more than I should, but over time I have learned to add less.

Agave nectar may not be as sweet but your body breaks down the sugars differently. Agave doesn’t spike sugar in your body like honey does.


Many brands of tea will have a peppermint green tea option. If you enjoy a little minty flavor this is the perfect option for you. Just don’t expect it to taste like your usual peppermint tea.