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It is like taking medicine. That’s what a lot of people think about choking down their daily shot of apple cider vinegar. It is a chore, something they have to do for health’s sake.
That got me thinking, how do we make apple cider vinegar more palatable.
Personally, I don’t mind the taste of apple cider vinegar but many have a problem with it so I will also take a look at how you can make it a little more appealing.
So that drinking it is something you look forward to drinking instead of forcing your self to drink. Well, let’s mix it with green tea, I thought. Can you do that? Can you combine the two and have it be drinkable?
Is it good to drink green tea with apple cider vinegar? Not only is it good. It is almost a must to mix apple cider vinegar with tea or water just due to its acidity. When mixed with green tea we get a double shot of healthy living. Anti-oxidants and all the apple cider goodness all in one little tonic.
You can find Apple cider vinegar at most stores, and I have not found much of a difference between the brand. As for the green tea, I recommend a nice sencha green tea like Ocha & Co. Premium Organic Japanese Sencha(*affiliate link), available on Amazon.
Let’s dive in a little deeper and answer some of the biggest questions surrounding this idea of mixing these two healthy liquids into one.
Is It Safe To Drink Green Tea With Apple Cider Vinegar?
First things first. This is the most important question that gets asked about green tea and apple cider vinegar. Is it safe to drink?
It is as long as you are reasonable about the amount of apple cider vinegar you are adding to your green tea. You don’t want to drink an 8-ounce glass of tea and cider split evenly.
It is too far acidic and might cause stomach issues and other problems depending on your health history (source).
So moderation is the key here when adding apple cider vinegar to your green tea. A tablespoon for an 8-ounce cup of tea is plenty to get the benefits of the vinegar without having to worry too much about the side effect.
Which is better green tea or apple cider vinegar?
This question pops up a lot and really it is the wrong question. They are both good for you but they have different characteristics that make that so.
Green tea is loaded with antioxidants that help fight free radicals that cause a variety of health issues. Apple cider vinegar helps with digestion and can even help you lose weight according to some studies(source).
So don’t think of it as a competition. It is more like a puzzle. Each piece adds something to your overall health. A piece of cheese adds calcium. Green tea gives you some great anti-oxidants.
Apple cider vinegar helps with weight loss and so on. Each food or drink or supplement adds its own little bit to your dietary plan.
Do Green Tea and Apple Cider Vinegar Help You Lose Weight?
As mentioned there are studies that draw a correlation between apple cider vinegar and weight loss. It is a nice little bonus for ACV.
But what about green tea? Can it help you lose weight as well? Can you get a double dose of goodness when mixing them?
You sure can. Some of the flavonoids(source), acting as an antioxidant found in green tea, may help accelerate your metabolism and help you lose weight. Green tea and apple cider vinegar are turning into a beautiful friendship.
But which types of green tea work the best for this partnership?
Matcha Green Tea With Apple Cider Vinegar
The answer is matcha green tea. It is the most popular type of green tea for people concerned with their overall health.
Matcha is routinely added to all manner of foods and drinks and dropping a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar into a cup is going to be second nature to many matcha drinkers.
For a wonderful matcha green tea to try with ACV, I recommend Aprika Life Organic Japanese Matcha Green Tea(*affiliate link), available on Amazon.
It might be the easiest green tea to add ACV to as well since it tends to be pretty strong and can take the acidic flavor of the vinegar much better than some other more delicate types of green tea.
That is not to say that you cannot add ACV to other types of green tea. I routinely add it to my Sencha green tea, check out our favorite Sencha Green Teas here.
And you could add it to many others. Genmaicha and Gunpowder green tea make good bases for a green tea and apple cider vinegar tonic. But really almost any green tea would do as long as you take care to steep it properly and don’t go overboard with the amount of apple cider vinegar.
And of course, you can add in a variety of different flavors to your green tea to make it ideal for your specific tastes. Check out our article here for some ideas on flavors to add.
Organic Green Tea And Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic
I decided to start doing a little research and piece together the best way to go about creating a drinkable and delicious union between green tea and apple cider vinegar.
The common theme that kept coming up on this quest was adding honey to the elixir. Now, I don’t like adding calories to my tea and if you are on a keto or very low carb diet then tread carefully when adding honey because it will add carbs and calories.
That being said if you add just a little bit of honey to your green tea ACV mixture you are going to cut that acidity and tartness in half and add a lovely little sweet note to the tea. Honey has some benefits of its own so you just keep adding goodness to our little detox elixir.
This is what I came up with. I am sure that it is similar to many others out there. There is nothing really special about my little tonic. It includes
- 8oz of Freshly Brewed Matcha Green Tea
- 1 Tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar
- A Teaspoon of Pure Organic Honey
And that is it. It really is that simple. You can substitute any green tea you want in place of the Matcha. I found Genmaicha to be a fantastic substitute. There are plenty of types of green tea to try in this tonic.
You can also add a little extra flavor to this mixture. There are a variety of infusions you can try to make your own personalized flavor for this wonderful elixir.
- Add a bit of lemon to get a citrus vibe going
- Add cayenne pepper to add a nice spicy kick
- Add cinnamon for a wonderfully flavorful cup of tea
- Add Vanilla For a smoother cup of tea
You can check out our article for flavoring green tea for more ideas to try.
Below is another great idea for a green tea tonic I found while researching this article. It is not my Youtube channel but it has some great info for this topic. Check it out.
Wrapping it All Up
It really is that simple. We have taken something that many people hate in apple cider vinegar and turned it into a delicious little drink that you can have any time of day.
On top of that, we have added a ton of additional health benefits by mixing it with green tea. Sure you could just dilute it with water and choke it down day after day. But doesn’t our concoction here sound so much better?
Now it is up to you. Add your own flavors and tweak your green tea and apple cider vinegar cocktail until it is perfect for your individual taste.
There we have it another fantastic excuse to drink another cup of green tea. It really is one of the most perfect drinks every discovered. Its versatility and benefits are incredible.
When you throw in the fact that it is delicious you have a dream beverage that you can enjoy each and every day.
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day.