Tuesday, January 19, 2010

British Style Green Tea

Experiment #7: Green Tea with milk

This is not so much a recipe as a review. I am not a big coffee or tea fan, but I like a warm drink in the winter and I also want to find something to replace pop.

So I made a cup of green tea, added a scoop of Kal stevia, and maybe an ounce of milk and it was delicious. I have made tea with milk and sugar before, but I have to add so much sugar and the last few drinks are a syrupy sugary slop. I would say this is the 1st thing I have made that I prefer to sugar. For the record:

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 tea bag
  • 1 scoop Kal stevia
  • 1 oz 2% milk
Nutrition Facts: 15 calories per cup, Total Fat 0.6g, Sodium 19mg, Total Carbs 1.3g, Protein 0.9g (of course everything is zero if you leave out the milk!)

I can't wait to make Iced Tea this summer!

Update (7/27/2011): I have stopped putting milk in my tea. It seems that milk reacts with tea in such a way that it destroys its health benefits. I would recommend using milk if you need it to get used to tea... but then wean yourself off of it.


  1. so i was in the store about to purchase my good ol' sugar free beverage mix for $2.97. i've been trying to get the aspartame out of my life, and sure enough, that stuff had it as like the second ingredient. then i looked down and saw "kool-aid" packets for 27 cents. i think this will be a great time to replace the sugar with stevia. i might even only use half the packet, cause i'm only looking for something to make the water more interesting.

  2. That's a good idea... how come I didn't even think of making kool-aid!? Maybe I will buy seltzer water and make up some fun drinks for the kids!