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I love green tea but it does have a bitter kick. I used apple juice, the honey and then added 1/4 c. sugar. That smoothed out some of the bitterness but left a little "wang" which we all liked. A hit at our Memorial Day shrimp boil. Thanks Sue L.

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ratherbeswimmin' May 29, 2003

In the summer time we drink GALLONS of sun tea and I'm always looking for ways to change things up. This recipe was a very welcome change. I followed the instructions to the letter and found this to be very light and refreshing, so much so that I am now in the process of making a whole gallon! I did not add the honey or any sugar as I'm not all that fond of sweet tea. For those who had problems with their tea being bitter, I suggest experimenting with steeping times. As with black tea, green tea is not all the same. Different brands contain varying degrees of tannins (the bitter stuff). I have found that Trader Joe's makes a nice brand of green tea and that the perfect amount of steeping time is about 4 minutes (for my tastes that is). With any other brand I let my bags steep no more that three minutes before tasting. JMO Anyhoo, as usual, Sue- your recipes sing to me. Thanks much!

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BothFex June 09, 2003

I thought this was okay- it mostly tasted like watered down funny-tasting apple juice to me. BF, however, loves it. It is refreshing, but that watered-down apple juice flavor bugs me. I didn't find it bitter, but I don't know how well I think green tea goes with apple juice. I made it with Trader Joe's green tea like BothFex. I didn't add any honey or sugar, since BF likes it so much as is. I might like it better with some sugar, which I may try if he doesn't drink it all first. So, 5 stars from BF, 3 from me- averages out to 4 stars. Not bad- definitely a unique tea.

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Roosie August 24, 2004

This tea was bitter and needed the addition of sugar. I used apple juice, honey, ice cubes, green tea and boiling water and followed all the steps to the point. I even tried this recipe using orange juice, but again, I didn't like it all that much. The only thing I liked about this tea is that it was really "light".

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Charishma_Ramchandani November 18, 2002

This was pretty good. I have never had green tea and did not realize it was so bitter. I added 1/4 cup sugar to sweeten it to taste. The apple cider is a nice addition. Thanks!

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Sharon123 September 20, 2002

A light tasting tea. Following my organic green tea directions I left the water off the boil for one minute then added the green tea bags for 3 minutes, not more. It is nice but I felt like it lacked something. I did add creamed honey as I love a good honey and used apple cider :)

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UmmBinat November 11, 2010

Yup. Simple and refreshing. I don't know what more to say. I had this ice-cold and loved it.

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dicentra May 07, 2007
Iced Green Apple Tea