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Why Do You Drink Green Tea?

Green tea must currently be the most studied beverage on the planet. Another group of studies just came out showing that the brew reduces the brain plaque buildup that can lead to Alzheimer's. Green tea, with its high antioxidant count, also helps ward off certain cancers, helps fight HIV, protects the skin against UV damage, and boosts your metabolism. There are just so many reason to drink green tea, but for me taste would not be among them. I need to cut the grassy taste with jasmine petals or toasted rice, like genmai cha.

With all its wonderful side effects, I am wondering . . .

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bibliophile bibliophile 7 years
I drink green tea for all the health benefits, not to mention the fact that I love the taste. Even the grassy flavor. Maybe I was a cow in a former life.
Shi-Rox Shi-Rox 7 years
i think drinking any kind of tea is an acquired taste. I do love the taste of matcha <3 and the health benefits are a plus!
sunsophia sunsophia 7 years
I was born in asia, so I grew up on green tea. And please, no milk or sugar! I think it's so odd to add anything to tea.
JenniferIsabella JenniferIsabella 7 years
i love the taste of green tea. it's very soothing.
sushiflower76 sushiflower76 7 years
I don't drink it. I absolutely hate the taste. But I love White Tea and it's just as good for you if not more.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 7 years
Yuck.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 7 years
For the taste and health benefits. BUt mostly for the taste.
countrygal29 countrygal29 7 years
me and my husband started drinking green tea about 2 years ago we heard that it helps boost your energy level and cleanses your body of bad toxins,I recently found a great green tea in my local supermarket the name is World Classics Trading company Green Tea with Ginseng
audrina audrina 7 years
I'm a huge tea drinker. I have been drinking tea since I was 4 years old. I am now 43. I do not have any cavities and I look like I am in my thirties. I credit the tea to keeping me younger looking. It must be from the antioxidants. I like all kinds, black, red, white and green. I agree that the green tea does have a grassy flavor to it, but nowadays there are sooooo many different flavored ones out there that you don't have to get that grassy taste. My favorite green teas are orange/jasmin and lemon ginseng.
le-romantique le-romantique 7 years
i actually absolutely despise the taste of green tea... but as long as it has mint i absolutely love it.. i think i drink 4 cups a day or so.. i'm addicted... fresh mint is the best in it, unfortunately i havent been able to grow any... o well.
neonbee neonbee 7 years
I think I was born to drink green tea. I try other teas, but I always come back to green tea.
PinkLizzie PinkLizzie 7 years
I developed a taste for it when I realised how much sugar my black tea habit was adding to my diet. I probably drink 3-4 mugs a day since my lab is cold so I like to have a hot beverage handy.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 7 years
I get green tea decaf with peppermint or lemon. it taste damn good. i would suggest to many.
red4bonez red4bonez 7 years
i love the taste of green tea, i didnt know it was that good for me =
raeleerobot raeleerobot 7 years
I work at a coffee and chocolate shop, so our selection of teas is the only thing keeping me healthy. If you don't like the taste of green tea, I suggest trying Dragon Pearl. Its a variation on green tea that involves green tea leaves being rolled into a ball with jasmine, which unfurls when hot water is added.
almostloli almostloli 7 years
for all the good reasons :) i prefer japanese green tea though, the plain green tea (not with roasted brown rice or anything) it tastes so much better (for me)
wackdoodle wackdoodle 7 years
For the taste and for the comfort from the warmth.
Advah Advah 7 years
Tea and coffee make me hyper, green tea is the only one I can drink because I only put a few loose leaves in my mug and keep pouring water on it for the whole day. I don't like drinking cold water at work as tap water is gross, and tea distracts me. :)
Leilanic1 Leilanic1 7 years
i love tazo's zen tea. its a mix of green tea, lemon grass and spearmint so it isn't to green tea-ish tasting. i add a packet of splenda and true lemon. mmm favorite beverage in the morning other than Starbucks espresso truffle...;)
starangel82 starangel82 7 years
I found this green tea that has a citrus taste to it... just a hint. But I love it!
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Oooh, superfox, I LOVE Tazo "Zen" tea! I drink a cup of it every day at work during my morning coffee break. It wakes me up without giving me the jitters. I've always loved tea, so when I learned about how good for you green tea is, I just swapped it in for my normal black tea.
austerity austerity 7 years
I abhor the taste, but I gulp it down reluctantly to keep my skin healthy.
Allytta Allytta 7 years
Just had a big cup 15min ago ;)
slinkygirl816 slinkygirl816 7 years
i tried green tea for the antioxidant benefits, but actually fell in love with the taste. i rarely add any sweeteners or anything to it, and i prefer it unaltered, though i must say that the two best modified green teas i have ever had are Stash's Green & White tea (http://www.stashtea.com/w-111668.htm) and Numi's Toasted Rice Green Tea http://www.worldpantry.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ProductDisplay?prmenbr=175633&prrfnbr=800961&pcgrfnbr=191349
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