Originally Posted by kevinstan
Does it matter what type or flavor of black tea ? Also does it change the color of the wine using tea in it ?
There may be a color change but I do not notice it really. Purple concentrate is still purple. Peach is still peachy... The tea does effect the flavor and the level of tannins is effected from tea to tea.
For instance black tea provides high tannins and better mouthfeel but can be more bitter. Earl grey has bergamot oil in it and I think that helps to soften the bitter tastes. Raspberry zinger tea from celestial sesoning is an herbal tea that has most of the "tea" coming from raspberry and blackberry leaves with hints of real raspberry, sweet orange peel and licorice root. That will give less tannin and mouthfeel but will accentuate some fruity character.
Just use what you like to drink and it should come out fine.