Tried tea with carbonated water

Had some seltzer water in the fridge (canned) and decided to brew some tea
with it. I chose a green tea because I figured boiling the water would
boil all the carbonation out of it. Even with the water only getting to
about 180 degrees most of the carbonation left. Next time I'll have to stop
at about 160 and see if that helps.
The overall flavor was mostly the same but lighter. Not bad. I'll give it
a try with a lower temp next time.
Reply to
Slint Flig
I've tried Gerolsteiner (a mineral water with a sparkly quality) and I've also added cold leftover green tea with a half-glass of mint ginger ale. The Gerolsteiner didn't do much for me, but the mint-green tea ginger ale was pretty nice.
Experimenting never hurts, except for sometimes when things go horribly wrong. - Dominic
Reply to
Dominic T.
I completely agree. Tea, just like any hobby, gets a bit run of the mill, and new ideas need to come in.
I'm going to try right now heating the carbonated water to merely "warm" and brewing the tea for several minutes.
Reply to
Slint Flig
Ok I did it, and the water remains somewhat effervescent. Could only heat it up to about 130 and had to brew the tea for about 7 minutes to get any flavor at all. Might be better with a teabag/fannings that would infuse faster & easier at a lower temp.
The taste/mouthfeel is "tea-y" but rather "fuzzy" and almost medicinal tasting. Kind of like I added alka seltzer to the tea. Not real pleasant, quite frankly. Actually it's borderline disgusting. Oh well.
Reply to
Slint Flig
heh, try the green tea (already brewed and cooled down) added to some mint ginger ale (I use Tom Tucker Brand, it's clear and not some artificial green hue) I guess a regular ginger ale would work but the mint/green tea angle is what makes it. This summer I plan on making it on purpose this time, and serve it like a punch.
- Dominic
Reply to
Dominic T.
Ever try kombucha? It is slightly fizzy due to the fermentation and can retain a lot of "tea-y" flavor :)
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