Tea For People Who Don’t Like Tea

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Tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world because of the variety and different ways you can make it more desirable to your taste buds. If you didn’t grow up drinking tea but are trying to start for whatever reason, finding a tea you actually enjoy drinking could be challenging. 

If you’re on the hunt for a tea drink that will be delicious to you, you might have to experiment a little until you find the right one. To save you a little bit of time researching different kinds of tea, here are some ideas for teas for people who don’t like tea.

Tea for People Who Like Bitter Drinks

Most people don’t usually enjoy bitter drinks, but if that’s something you prefer, there are plenty of bitter teas out there for you to try. Most teas have a slightly bitter taste when you don’t add anything to them, but here are a few of the best, beginner-friendly bitter teas for those who don’t generally like tea. 

Green Tea

Green tea is considered one of the most beginner-friendly teas out there, but if you choose not to add anything to it, the flavor can be a little bitter. You’ll love a piping hot cup of green tea for those who love a bitter drink. It’s also super good for you and offers minimal caffeine to help you jump-start your day or wake you from your afternoon slump. 

Chamomile Tea

Chamomile is an excellent tea that has a slightly bitter taste when you don’t add anything to it. This bitterness is perfect for those who like bitter drinks. It’s a bitter tea drink that, unlike Green tea, is used to help you relax, and many people drink it before bedtime since there is no caffeine in the drink. 

Tea for People Who Like Sweet Drinks

When getting started drinking tea, choosing sweet options is usually the move by people. Sweet drinks are delicious and can make getting into drinking tea easier. Almost any tea can be made sweet by adding sugar, which we’ll get to later, but you should consider trying some naturally sweeter teas. 

Red Velvet Cuppa Chocolate Tea

Red velvet cuppa chocolate tea is a dessert tea that most people drink when dessert is served or in place of dessert, but you can drink it whenever you want. It’s delicious and also known as red bush or red tea. 

The tea is smooth and features chocolate and vanilla notes which blend perfectly to mimic the flavor of a red velvet cupcake. Despite the sweetness, there is no caffeine, but you might get a nice sugar rush. 

Caramel Vanilla Black Tea

Another great dessert tea that should cure the sweet tooth of anyone, especially those trying to get into drinking tea, is caramel vanilla, black tea. It tastes exactly like you would expect it to. The flavor notes are a yellow cake with caramel and vanilla frosting. Since it is a black tea, there is caffeine content, but it’s seriously one of the most delicious teas. 

Adding Sugar to Tea

If you want even more options for drinking something sweet, you can choose any tea out there and add sugar or another sweetener. Many teas are made to drink with milk and sugar, so you can adjust the sweetness level according to your taste. Some tea that tastes delicious with sugar are: 

● Green tea

● Peppermint tea

● Chai tea

● Oolong tea

Tea for People Who Like Bland Drinks

For those who prefer a subtle or blank drink, there are teas out there that you might enjoy. While many teas are fragrant and bold, there are a few out there that might fit this bill. 

Spearmint Tea

While you might think spearmint tea would be strong, it’s surprisingly mild. You can even dilute the tea further to make it more “bland.” Since spearmint tea is so subtle, you can sip it with different meals or on its own when you want something warm to drink throughout the day. 

Chamomile Tea

We’ve already mentioned chamomile tea for those who prefer a more bitter tea, but it’s so subtle that many people consider the tea bland. Whether you think it’s more bitter or bland will ultimately come down to your taste buds. 

Lavender Tea

Lavender tea is considered a bland tea amongst avid tea drinkers, so you’ll likely enjoy it if you’re trying to start drinking tea. Like how the scent of lavender can help calm your nerves and aid in relaxation, drinking lavender tea can provide many of the same benefits, according to some people. 

Tea Alternatives

At the end of the day, if you don’t like tea, you don’t like tea. If you’ve given it a solid effort, you should move on to tea alternatives. While many of them aren’t going to resemble tea, they’re worth trying if you don’t like tea. 


This one might be an obvious alternative, but if you want to start drinking tea because you want a little caffeine, then coffee is the best possible alternative. 

Lemon Water

If you want to drink tea in the morning to jump-start your day but without caffeine, and tea just isn’t doing it for you, a nice glass of lemon water is a great option. You can drink it chilled or hot, much like tea. This is the most similar tea alternative on our list, and it’s delicious and provides some excellent health benefits!

Coconut Water

Coconut water is perfect for those looking for a subtly sweet beverage to drink instead of tea. We don’t recommend drinking it hot, but enjoying it chilled on a hot day is the perfect solution. 

Final Thoughts

Herbal tea is a great beverage that comes in hundreds of varieties. There’s tea for those who want something sweet, bold, bitter, and bland. If you don’t generally like tea, starting with green tea, chamomile, and the others on our list should get you on your path to enjoying a nice cup of tea.