One of my co-workers drinks green tea all the time and suggested that I try it. I keep seeing on blogs and even in the newspaper on occasion that green tea has many health benefits and we should drink it every day. The most convincing post I found was Drink Green Tea Every Day by Mike at Live365. I started thinking about drinking it after watching that video and reading his post about it. I went for some protein bars from the Octane Cafe the other day and checked out their website. Sure enough, in health tips was "Drink green tea."
I never had it because I am a water and milk drinker. I like the Amplify protein drink that some GNC stores carry that I mix with milk (or water). Sometimes I'll drink hot chocolate but only if it has marshmallows in it. I don't generally drink hot things, but since it is one of the selections in the free drink machine at work I gave in and got some.
YUCK! Sorry, but to me it tastes nasty--kind of like warm celery, sort of. Anyhow, it's right up there with V8 juice in my opinion. I took about 10 sips and threw the rest out. It was just awful! I don't see how people can actually like it, but hey, try it for yourself and see.
I gave it a second try using a tip from my green tea drinking co-worker: cold with lots of ice and some lemon which made it bearable. I drank a whole cup, but then of course, it was watered down quite a bit. I still can't say it tasted good though, but if I had to drink it, I think I could get used to it this way.
Are you a green tea drinker? Are you going to give it a try? Let us know what you think of it. I think I may try the "Milky Way" drink from our machine next. I'm sure I'd like that much better!
The Little Red Canoe
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