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Old 06-03-2012, 01:06 AM   #11
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If you dump ice into the tea while it is still hot it can get cloudy. At work we brew our tea really strong, then add cold water before adding ice so it doesn't get cloudy.
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:15 PM   #12
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I just saw a Good Eats episode on tea, and if I remember right, he said that if you brew double strength and add water to make iced tea, then the water you add should be room temp. Colder brings out some of the tea solids and clouds the tea. At least I think that was his theory.
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:34 PM   #13
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Grandma always told me that tea will get cloudy if you squeeze the tea bags into the pot. Also, she always grabbed the tea kettle off of the stove right before it came to a full boil and poured it over the tea bags. I use her method, and it works for me. Sometimes I get busy and the kettle is screaming at me...if I pour it right into the tea pot when it is boiling hot, it sometimes explodes the tea bags.
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It is a matter of cooling. The flavor doesn't change, it just gets cloudy after you refrigerate fresh brewed tea. It's nothing to worry about. Most times, even letting it sit out, it will regain it's clarity, with a little residual "sediment" stuff floating around the bottom.
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