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Old 01-22-2012, 11:17 PM   #1
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Hey Guys! My girlfriend and I were eating dinner tonight and while she was dunking a tea bag in her mug it got me thinking.... Anyone ever use an actual tea bag/ loose leaf tea in a batch of beer? How did it go? Any teas you suggest?

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Old 01-23-2012, 12:49 AM   #2
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Green tea in my pumpkin porter - I like it.

I used two bags for approx 10 gals in the boil.

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Old 01-23-2012, 01:02 AM   #3
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I haven't put it in my beer yet, but I plan on trying. Ironically at the moment I am making a batch of "Hard Chai Tea" that I invented a recipie for earlier today...

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Green tea in my pumpkin porter - I like it.

I used two bags for approx 10 gals in the boil.
Is that a high enough ratio to taste the tea at all? It's usually one bag per one-two cups of water...I'm not trying to be argumentative, just surprised you'd really be able to taste it at that dilution.
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Green tea in the porter does sound tasty. I was thinking a rooibos tea in an Irish red. I'm going to have to experiment with different amounts of loose leaf I put in.

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Old 01-23-2012, 02:14 AM   #6
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There was a brew pub in Victoria that made a 3G beer - Ginger, ginseng, green tea. It was very good!

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Is that a high enough ratio to taste the tea at all? It's usually one bag per one-two cups of water...I'm not trying to be argumentative, just surprised you'd really be able to taste it at that dilution.
Ha,

I lied.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f127/eve...86/index3.html

For the cost of 2-1/2 gallons of water and a green tea bag you could gauge it yourself.

(It was 4 in 10 gallons)
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:17 AM   #8
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I just used 20 tea bags in a 2 1/2 gallon green tea pale ale, guess I went a little overkill on it....

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I did a Rooibos IPA before. RooIPA. I did 1 bag for every 2 cups of water. Great color and it complimented the hops nicely.

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