Why does this tea turn cloudy when refrigerated?
I’m a barista and one of my duties is to make sure we have iced tea ready. We use loose leaf black assam tea brewed in a tea pot.
What happens is the tea is clear while hot and then we put it in the refrigerator after it’s cooled off some. The tea stays clear in the fridge usually for the rest of the day, but then at some point by the next day, the tea is opaque and cloudy. It tastes perfectly fine, just looks a bit weird.
We’ve noticed that it does this about 99% of the time, but that there are some times when the tea stays clear. We also do a loose-leaf mint iced tea that always stays clear, no matter what.
Anyone able to solve the mystery of the cloudy tea?
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