Originally Answered: What additives are not allowed to be added with green tea?
in all honesty green tea should just be drunk straight. if you're going to drink it then you should try to find a tea with a taste you like, otherwise you just wont stick too it, and as a green tea lover myself, it just seems pointless to be drinking it if you don't enjoy it.
there is actually some debate as to whether milk 'blocks' the health benefits of tea. i don't think adding things like sugar or honey would effect the health benefits directly, but they might neutralise them (i.e. the negative effect of the sugar would make the tea pointless). lemon is another thing people often add.
however all these things are really more suited to black tea not green (lemon might be okay, just depends what you like). most of them would completely over power green tea.
you could look at getting a flavoured green tea, which has flowers or herbs in it, you might like it better if you're not use to green tea and you would be sure that your drinking something which is still healthy. you could even add things like jasmine, rose, peppermint, lemongrass, cinnamon, etc to a plain green tea and invent your own mix.
Edit- if you must have sweeting, make it honey, it will taste better and the sugar is less refined. try to slowly decrease the amount you use till you don't need it.
also make sure you follow the brewing instructions for the tea you get. it's different to black tea, and if you make it wrong it will taste horrible! often you only use half a teaspoon and a few minutes infusion (really high quality special tea like Japanese sencha may also need cooler water).
finally try to find a good quality tea, you will be able to tell the difference as you develop a taste for it. generally what you get in the supermarket is pretty bad (may be okay for starting with). unfortunately you tend to get what you pay for. a good place to try is asian grocers and markets (i prefer japanese tea, but there are lots of great chinese teas as well). and good loose leaf tea is always better then tea bags!