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chrysanthemum tea - 菊花茶 [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2008-1-29 02:22:07 |Display all floors
I really really like 菊花茶, but I have a question:

Is it NORMAL that after a while it turns green, then BLUE??? Is there fake blue/green dye in the stem/green part of the flower? I'm worried. I didn't think a natural thing would bleed blue like that, especially if it's only green. I mean, other green things don't start bleeding blue after a while.... other teas don't. I got the more expensive level of this tea.

Is blue normal or has color been added?!?
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Post time 2008-1-29 15:00:07 |Display all floors
I'm also a fan of chrysanthemum tea and I never saw somthing turning blue when drinking it.

Normally 3 to 5 minutes is enough for making a cup of green tea, as its colour might turn to light brown if the green leaves soaked in boiled water for a long time.  But I never saw something in blue.

Have you checked the expiry date of the green tea or  the chrysanthemum flower ? Or it might due to the poor quality of the tea or flower.

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Post time 2008-1-29 22:46:02 |Display all floors
Do you mean the chrysanthemum tea turn green or blue or the chrysanthemum turn green or blue?/

If it is the tea,  that should be quite weird. but if it is the chrysanthemum, i sometimes find it turn a little bit green too. But it is usually after quite a while.

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Post time 2008-1-30 02:02:59 |Display all floors
Well, after a while the tea turns greenish, and the flowers themselves have BLUE on them! I can't help thinking they're dyed or something! They're not old, they were very fresh, the smell was SO good when I bought them, I smelled it over & over... ahh.... so nice.....

And yes it happens after a long time, but not TOO long. Maybe during the 3rd batch of new water added.
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Post time 2008-1-30 04:52:54 |Display all floors

better than gatorade...

especially when you make 'em in a huge pot & keep 'em chill in the refrig for few hrs B4 drinking it...usaully i add some white /clear crystal sugar  


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Post time 2008-1-30 11:12:07 |Display all floors
Originally posted by pjtran at 2008-1-30 04:52
especially when you make 'em in a huge pot & keep 'em chill in the refrig for few hrs B4 drinking it...usaully i add some white /clear crystal sugar  


Gatorade is a non-carbonate ...


Crystal sugar!!!And lots and lots of them!!

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Post time 2008-1-30 11:29:28 |Display all floors
PJtran -
Although your gatorade comment lost me, you did give me the bright idea to take a picture next time, then you can all see what i mean.
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