Both herbal and green tea have a bland taste, which can give your taste buds a dull experience. However, that shouldn’t be the case—there are different ways you can add some exciting flavors to make your tea time a worthwhile moment. In this post, we shall discuss a few additives that can make you want to drink what was once boring tea all day long.
Please note that most of these ingredients are universal, and you can use them on any type of tea. Now, this is the time to be creative, and try out each of these suggestions with different tea flavors. At the end of the day, you might be surprised to realize that you’ve found the perfect combination for your morning or afternoon tea. Read on for more information.
Different citrus fruits like oranges, lemon, lime, or grapefruit act as natural sweeteners. With these fruits, you can either squeeze the juice into your cup of tea or cut small slices and put them in your tea. If possible, use a strainer to sieve the pulp from these fruits if you don’t like it. Both the grapefruit and lemon are the strongest of these three. However, orange can give your tea a subtle tangy taste. Citrus is ideal for any tea, particularly citrus-flavored teas.
Yes, you can add berries to your tea. Although berries sound a bit odd to add to a cup of tea, adding a mixture of raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries can bring some fullness to your tea, leaving you feeling satisfied and less hungry. Generally, berries add more texture and sugar to tea. The best time to try out this option is during the spring and summer seasons—and get the opportunity to enjoy some fresh and idyllic tea. You can add berries to lavender, peach, hibiscus, or blueberry tea.
This is another interesting flavor to make your tea extra lively. Besides, mint does not only give your tea a fresh and clean taste, but it also leaves your mouth with the same feeling too. And, apart from masking your bad breath, mint is known to help in soothing some types of stomach pain and discomfort. Mint is ideal for green tea.
This is another simple way to sweeten your tea. While most people consider cinnamon to be a baking ingredient, it’s a great way to add some exciting flavor to your tea. Besides, a study by WebMD has revealed that cinnamon helps to regulate blood sugar, boost the immune system, and lower cholesterol. Thus, adding cinnamon to your tea doesn’t not only add flavor, but also adds some health benefits. Adding cinnamon and milk to your tea will make it extra tasty. Add cinnamon to your chocolate, vanilla, pumpkin tea or cinnamon tea.
Honeysuckle or honey (with lemon)
Home is a timeless additive that most people add to their tea. However, in case of honey isn’t enough for you, you can add some lemon juice or some honeysuckle flowers. This will add some silky and soft taste to your tea, which will eliminate the leafy taste in your tea. Please note that the more honey you add, the thicker and sticker the tea will be. That’s why you need to add some lemon to balance out the tea. Add honey to lemon, orange, lemongrass, or chamomile tea. Also, you can drink lemon and honey with hot water.
A scoop of sorbet
While this is not a healthy way of flavoring your tea, it’s a fun and creative way of enjoying your tea during the summer season. You only need to add a scoop of berry, mint, or citrus sorbet, and watch as it melts away in your tea. Sorbet adds some extra sweet and fruity kick to your tea—something you need to end your day in a style. Drink with peach, raspberry, green, or citrus tea.