Can I use cream, sugar, honey or sweeteners with green tea?
Green tea is unlike black tea in that it is always meant to be consumed straight
In Asia it is unheard of to add cream, sugar, etc. These additives will only add unwanted calories or, with artificial sweeteners, disrupt the delicate taste.
There are also negative effects on health benefits
If you add milk or cream a protein-casein- binds catechins negating their benefits. This greatly reduces the healthiness of the tea.
This is particularly true with matcha
Recently "matcha lattes" and matcha mixed with juices and other beverages have become trendy.
Culinary grade matcha is used in cooking and for making cakes, ice cream, etc. Not Ceremonial or Premium grade matcha. More on high-quality matcha.
Adding anything is not good. It is not good for health benefits and it is not good for taste!