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If you find that it's too bland and are trying to be "healthy" about it, buy some agave nectar and mix a little bit in there. The tea plant invented green tea.
Agave nectar is bad for you.
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I read somewhere that too much of it can be tough on the kidneys, but that it can all be avoided by mixing a little bit of fresh lemon juice in there.
But what do you mix in to avoid the deleterious effects of the lemon juice? Isn't lemon juice bad for the enamel on your teeth?
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...You do have to be more careful with brewing time for green tea vs. black. Black is fairly forgiving if you overbrew, but green will get bitter quickly. But if you are making it in a Keurig, that shouldn't be an issue. .....
I have heard this from others as well, but I just leave the green tea bags in the cup and it tastes fine to me. Maybe something is wrong with my sense of taste.
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Agave nectar is bad for you.
Yes, use tequila instead.
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I prefer oolong. (The tea, not the internet rodent more wiki-worthy than the AO.)
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Oolong is nice. I'm not sure the average or beginning tea drinker would enjoy oolong (or pu-erh for that matter), but I suppose it's something to build up to. Though not technically tea, I enjoy rooibos as well.
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I have heard this from others as well, but I just leave the green tea bags in the cup and it tastes fine to me. Maybe something is wrong with my sense of taste.
It's less noticable if you drink it sweetened, but plain green tea over brewed can be VERY bitter.
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Oolong isn't that tough for a new tea drinker. Easier than green, it would seem to me, but everybody's tastes vary.

Now Pu-erh, I agree with. That takes some getting used to, though I've grown to like it. It's a peculiar taste, often called "musty" or "earthy".
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The tea plant invented tea leaves. Who invented making them into a drink?
Meh, people in that part of the world have boild water to make it safe to drink forever, and people everywhere have cooked plant parts forever, too. What would be weird would be if making it into a drink were recent enough to be historically documented.

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I have heard this from others as well, but I just leave the green tea bags in the cup and it tastes fine to me. Maybe something is wrong with my sense of taste.
Or you like things on the bitter side? I leave green tea in the water, too, and I like it. It gets stronger in flavor, in a nice way, to my tastes. I have had green tea that was "overdone", but that was brewing in water that was actually boiling, and usually you make tea (especially green tea) in water that is just "very hot".

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It's less noticable if you drink it sweetened, but plain green tea over brewed can be VERY bitter.
Ick! do people sweeten green tea? That just sounds wrong.
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