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Old 10-30-2013, 03:17 PM   #1
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Just wondering if anyone has ever tried an Tuoareg tea mead. I drink the loose leaf Tuoareg green tea from World Market and it is awesome, was thinking that it would make a fine balance to the honey in mead.

http://www.worldmarket.com/product/w...o?&from=Search

My main concern is that I'd have no idea of how much to add to my batch. I typically make small (1 gallon batches) and am not sure if I should make it extra strong in case the taste diminishes, or make it extra weak so it's not overpowering.

 
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:02 PM   #2
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I Brewed 2 tablespoons into a 23oz pot of Rooibos tea for a 1 gallon batch and not much at all came through.
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:03 PM   #3
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Yeah, I'm thinking MUCH more. Like half a bag to a 1 gallon batch.

 
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:07 PM   #4
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What unit is a "bag"
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:11 PM   #5
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Look in my first post, it has a link to the "bag" I'd be using. It is 68g loose leaf tea by weight.

 
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:18 PM   #6
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1oz of tea is not far from 2 big tablespoons. Anyways, I'd recommend maybe doing half in primary, tasting it, then doing the second half in secondary if it needs it.

I'd say I went wrong in brewing the tea, then adding the brewed tea as part of the total volume, instead of just adding the tea leaves right in.
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:28 PM   #7
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from what I understand though alcohol will pull a lot of those bitter flavors out into your mix though...so not sure about that.

 
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