I’m a Southern gal. Tea is very important in our home. In fact, my kids are taught to make this treat before they are taught how to multiply.
Recently, my blonde son has been making it. He knows how to boil the water then steep two bags for at least 10 minutes before pouring into a pitcher that holds 2 scoops of white sugar. (We used to drink it stronger then realized we like it like this better.) Then he fills the rest of the gallon container with cold water.
Then a couple of weeks ago something changed. I’d get to the end of my glass and tons of gritty grounds were at the bottom. There is nothing worse than a dirt like substance that sneaks into your mouth when you are not expecting it.
I honestly thought that my son just forgot to turn off the heat when he put the tea bags in and they may have busted. But, when asked – he said that didn’t happen.
So, we watched him make another gallon. Then we figured it out. He had squeezed the bags. When he did this, the grounds went back into the pot, thus surprising the palates of many, with grit like substances.
I’m sure many people squeeze their tea bags. But, I gotta’ tell ya’ – it is just wrong to have gritty tea! If you feel your tea is too weak then add another bag or leave the bags in longer but don’t squeeze. If you feel you must get rid of the liquid before you dispose of your bags in the trash – then squeeze them over the sink.
Blessings to you! You are loved!!!
This Works for Me!