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Old 09-18-2013, 12:28 AM   #1
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My Fiance works at a store called Teavana and gets really good discounts on bulk loose leaf teas. She has been begging me for a while now to make her a wine using the teas at her store. I've looked up a few recipes and came up with this one, tell me what you think for a half gallon batch

64oz water
1oz peach tranquility tea
1oz weight to go tea
1.5cups sugar

I plan on bringing the water to a boil adding the sugar removing the heat until it cools the the required temp of 190 to start steeping the tea. Steep until cooled to around 70~ and pitch yeast.

After a week or so move to the secondary. I have considered on the move to rack it onto 1 more ounce of each for a week before bottling to really infuse the tea flavor.

One of the questions I had was she has German Rock Sugar from work would this be a good substitute for white granulated sugar? And would I need to add a hand full of raisins or something to that effect to give the yeast proper nutrients?

In the end she is hoping for a rather smooth and sweet wine.


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Old 09-18-2013, 01:46 PM   #2
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Hope it turns out good. I made a hard tea a while back and ended up tossing it.


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Old 09-18-2013, 07:04 PM   #3
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Prob need a tsp of yeast nutrient, and will need something for body. Either 1-2cup chopped raisins, boiled banana, or white grape concentrate. Might need to up the sugar a little depending on what you add for body. Use your hydrometer after steeping to determine if more is needed.

Good luck, keep us posted !!!!
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I was considering the raisins already. Would the bananas add anything to the flavor?
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