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Water profile for Iced Tea
« on: May 20, 2017, 02:31:47 PM »
This is a bit off topic, but, does anyone have a preference for particular water profile for iced tea?

I like when the tea has a minerally/harder water taste. I think it's more refreshing.

I am thinking of experimenting with gypsum and calcium chloride when I brew tea. Maybe I will start with Brun'water Amber Balanced profile for my first batch.

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Re: Water profile for Iced Tea
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2017, 03:04:23 PM »
http://www.freshcup.com/water-for-tea/


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Re: Water profile for Iced Tea
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2017, 04:55:48 PM »
Just make surs you don't put any sugar in and you will be fine

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Re: Water profile for Iced Tea
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2017, 09:19:11 AM »
^^ that boy ain't right. ;)


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Re: Water profile for Iced Tea
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2017, 09:36:35 AM »
^^ that boy ain't right. ;)


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Re: Water profile for Iced Tea
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2017, 03:33:00 PM »
every now and then someone gives me sweet tea instead of unsweet tea and the effect is bracing! Like jumping in a pool of ice water. Holy hell southern sweet tea is so sweet I can't even taste the tea! I swear to the heavens if you colored the water tea colored and put the same amount of sugar in no southern sweet tea drinker would notice! ;)

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Re: Water profile for Iced Tea
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2017, 03:59:27 PM »
every now and then someone gives me sweet tea instead of unsweet tea and the effect is bracing! Like jumping in a pool of ice water. Holy hell southern sweet tea is so sweet I can't even taste the tea! I swear to the heavens if you colored the water tea colored and put the same amount of sugar in no southern sweet tea drinker would notice! ;)


Man, no joke. My Mom's side of the family is from the South, and I grew up drinking that crap. My Grandma's cooking was amazing, but her sweet tea probably had the calories of a hot fudge sundae.  :)
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Re: Water profile for Iced Tea
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2017, 04:31:40 PM »
My family's ice tea will make your eye teeth hurt. LOL


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Re: Water profile for Iced Tea
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2017, 07:04:16 AM »
Sweet drinks are so not refreshing IMO.
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Re: Water profile for Iced Tea
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2017, 07:12:37 AM »
This is a bit off topic, but, does anyone have a preference for particular water profile for iced tea?

I like when the tea has a minerally/harder water taste. I think it's more refreshing.

I am thinking of experimenting with gypsum and calcium chloride when I brew tea. Maybe I will start with Brun'water Amber Balanced profile for my first batch.

I am a bit of an iced tea aficionado.  I have for example brewed 8-10 different teas at the same time and tasted them blind side-by-side to determine which brands and techniques I prefer.

I have played with baking soda additions in the past based on recommendations from others.  But to be perfectly honest, I don't know if I can really taste the water profile, so typically I do not use anything.

Same goes for beer.  I play with mineral additions trying to match profiles appropriate for each style; however, I have no idea if I can really taste the difference.  Just being honest.

More experiments would be needed for me to know whether it really matters or not.  Hope you find out what you like.

FWIW, I drink my tea semi-sweet, about 2/3 of the way to sweet tea but not cloying.  I definitely have a sweet-tooth.  I also consume ungodly large amounts of Hershey's chocolate on an almost daily basis.  For Christmas I got a 5-lb Hershey bar.  Friends ate about half, I ate the other half myself.  It was gone by March.  ;D
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