The 7 Best Teas for People Who Don’t Like Tea (Easy to Brew Delicious Cups)
Are you new to tea? Or maybe tried tea before and found it unappealing but willing to give it a second chance? From delicious flavors to easy brewing, these teas can help you find your new favorite. In this guide, we ranked and reviewed the best teas for people who don’t like tea.
If you want to get some for yourself, we have a collection of the best teas for tea newbies right here in tea bags, loose leaf, or iced tea pouches.
What is the Best Tea for People Who Don’t Like Tea?
1. Yaupon Tea
One of the biggest hurdles for new tea drinkers is figuring out steeping. Steep too long and your brew is bitter or don’t steep enough and you have lightly flavored water. A major benefit of yaupon is that it lacks tannins that are found in many traditional teas. This means your brew won’t get bitter no matter how long you brew it (and you can even reuse the leaves). Steep your leaves as long as you want to get a perfect cup or even keep a mug refilled with water all day long beside you.
- Easy to brew and can be made in a variety of ways including a hot steep, cold brewed, or iced so you can find your favorite method.
- Gentle boost of energy from caffeine that is less than in a normal cup of coffee meaning you won't get jitters.
- Enjoy a subtle sweetness that can be accentuated with your favorite sweeteners like honey but is also delicious and refreshing all on its own.
- May cause sleeplessness if consumed in large quantities all at once.
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Originating in India, chai tea is made from brewing black tea in water and milk with aromatic spices and herbs, giving it a distinctive sweet flavor accented by subtle bitterness from the spices. This is a great option for those with a sweet tooth who are searching for a go-to tea. The various spices and the black tea base in chai tea contribute numerous health benefits. The black tea base may help lower blood cholesterol levels.
- Combat nausea with gingerol from ginger in the brew that can help settle an upset stomach.
- Encourage a healthy gut with the help of antibacterial properties from cinnamon, cardamon, black pepper, and cloves included in the brew.
- Promote healthy blood sugar levels due to the ginger and cinnamon that can both help lower blood sugar levels.
- May cause sleeplessness if large amounts consumed at once, similar to yaupon due to the caffeine.
Hibiscus tea is made from steeping parts of the hibiscus plant in hot water. It creates a distinctive, beautifully vibrant, fuschia colored brew. Oftentimes the brew has a taste profile similar to cranberries, with a slight sweetness and a bit of bitterness, and can be enjoyed hot or cold. Some animal studies have shown that hibiscus tea can increase antioxidant activity, though these results are still being researched in humans.
- Boost your immune system and remove toxins with the powerful antioxidants including vitamin C and beta-carotene.
- Fight off bacteria with potential antibacterial properties seen in animal studies and that indicate hibiscus tea can reduce bloating, gas, and cramping.
- Brew with ease and complement its sweet undertones with a favorite sweetener such as honey.
- May interact with medicines like acetaminophen if consumed in very large quantities.
4. Peppermint Tea
Peppermint tea has a signature minty flavor due to its easy brewing using mint leaves. This menthol based flavor can help clear out sinuses and make it easier to breathe while also freshening your breath instantly. There is also research that suggests it can also kill germs that cause dental plaque, helping protect your teeth. A refreshing glass that has a cooling effect, this is a yummy option for those trying out tea.
- Ease headaches as peppermint is a natural muscle relaxant while the menthol increases blood flow and creates a cooling sensation.
- Decrease nasal congestion in large part due to the vapors that increase the perception of airflow, easing congestion pain and discomfort.
- Easy to complement the flavor with ginger, honey, or fruits to find a delicious cup for anytime.
- Can worsen acid reflux by relaxing the muscles around the stomach sphincter.
Continuing the mint family teas, lemon balm tea is another great introduction to teas. Rather than the potent menthol smell and taste of peppermint, this tea has a more citrus-based flavor and aroma. It has traditionally been used as a relaxing tea and to improve mental function. This tea’s fruity flavors and aromas can help ease the transition to tea.
- Improve your mood as studies have shown lemon balm tea can reduce the negative mood effects of stress.
- Increase concentration and memory as studies have also shown that lemon balm can improve both though it doesn’t hold off fatigue setting in.
- Get more sleep with lemon balm’s calming effect that can ease getting to sleep and staying asleep.
- May upset your stomach or cause dizziness if too much is consumed consistently.
6. Ginger Tea
One of the most common ingredients worldwide, ginger has a long history of use especially in Asia and can now be found in numerous products ranging from soda to candies to home goods. For those new to tea, it can be a useful bridge due in part to its familiarity. A distinctive taste, flavor, and smell can help connect newcomers with the great benefits including reducing inflammation.
- Bolster your immunity with antioxidants that protect your body from toxins and free radicals while also relieving symptoms similar to cold and flu.
- Ease nausea or motion sickness as some studies show ginger influencing the vomiting center of the brain.
- Enjoy it hot for a warming mug on a cold night or a soothing mug to relieve congestion.
- May increase bloating if you consume too much.
While many teas on this list have some level of sweetness, perhaps you’re coming to tea from a different angle. Maybe you’re a major coffee drinker and are looking for a stronger variety. Look no further than a delicious black tea. Made from oxidized tea leaves, black tea has a darker flavor than many other teas. It also has caffeine like coffee, but in combination with l-theanine which can help improve attention and focus.
- Improve immune function with polyphenols and other antioxidants in black tea that remove free radicals and protect your organs and cells.
- Support a healthy gut with polyphenols in black tea that promote good bacteria while inhibiting bad bacteria.
- Simple to modify with sweeteners, milk, fruit, and herbs to add flavor and aroma layers and complexity to your cup.
- May increase sleeplessness due to caffeine if consumed in large quantities.
The Bottom Line
These teas have unique flavors and easy brewing that make them ideal for people who don’t like tea. Give any of them a try to find a flavor profile and preparation method that fits your tastes and lifestyle. You’ll find yourself a tea lover in no time!
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Medical Disclaimer: This article is for informative purposes only and shouldn’t be taken as medical advice. If you have serious health-related issues you should reach out to a medical professional. While we have studied the scientific research available, this is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.