M asked in Food & DrinkOther - Food & Drink · 1 decade ago

My raspberry tea turned green on the second steeping, why is that?

I'm drinking some raspberry tea, which was dark pink on the first steeping. I made a second steeping with the same teabag and it's green. Why is this? It is ok to drink still, right?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I'm guessing here, since I don't know what brand you're using, but a lot of the fruit teas use both an extract of the fruit itself and either leaves of the plant or a green tea to provide the full flavor. Usually the fruit extract dissolves really quickly, and the leaves or tea take longer to steep. So when you made the first cup almost all of the extract, which is pink from the berries, got used up and the second cup is using only the leaves or tea, which are green.

    It is still perfectly safe to drink, but probably won't taste much like raspberry.

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