Wednesday, August 11, 2010

No More Cloudy Iced Tea

A tall glass or full pitcher of freshly brewed iced tea is welcome relief during sweltering summer days -- and when served in clear glass, it can be quite pleasing to the eyes, too, UNLESS your tea is cloudy. I learned the following tips a while back, and by following them when I make iced tea I no longer have cloudy tea.

*Hard water will result in cloudy tea, because of how the minerals interact with the tannins in the tea. If you think (or know) you have hard water, make sure you use filtered water or a bottled water without minerals when you brew your tea.

*If you refrigerate brewed tea while it is still warm, it will probably get cloudy. If you pull out your pitcher of tea from the refrigerator and find that it has gotten cloudy, simply add a little fresh boiling water to clear it up.

I hope this helps you serve refreshingly crystal-clear iced tea!

Zestfully yours,
Carolina Sauce Company

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