I Tried So Hard to Like Tea, But I Just Can’t Do It

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I’ve never been a coffee person. I’ve never been one of those people who need caffeine to function in the morning, or who get a mid-afternoon energy boost from a cup of joe. I’ve always been more of a tea person. I like the ritual of brewing a pot of tea, and I like the taste of most teas. But there’s one type of tea that I just can’t seem to acquire a taste for: green tea.

I’ve tried so hard to like green tea. I’ve tried every type of green tea imaginable, from matcha to sencha to genmaicha. I’ve tried it with honey, with lemon, and with nothing at all. I’ve tried it hot and iced. But no matter how I drink it, I just can’t seem to acquire a taste for it.

Part of the problem, I think, is that green tea just doesn’t taste like anything. It’s not sweet, it’s not bitter, it’s not fruity, it’s not spicy. It’s just…there. And sometimes, when I’m in the mood for something to drink, I want something that tastes like something.

But I’ve also read that green tea is really good for you. It’s packed with antioxidants, and it can help boost your metabolism and improve your skin. So even though I don’t love the taste, I keep drinking it, hoping that someday I’ll acquire a taste for it.

Maybe I’m just not meant to be a green tea drinker. But I’ll keep trying, because I know that it’s good for me. Someday, maybe, I’ll find a green tea that I actually like. Until then, I’ll just keep chugging away, hoping for the best.

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