Tuesday, 5 June 2012
Day 157: Tea'd Up
Since I've been feeling under the weather my evening beverage of choice have become tea with lemon juice. If we hadn't run out of honey that'd be in there too... but so far each time I've been at the supermarket I've managed to forget to buy it.
Adding the lemon juice really changes the colour of my Earl Grey and watching this prompted me to google why it happens: Without using big words that I don't understand like polyphenols, thearubigins and theaflavins to explain, it's pretty much caused by the acidity of the lemon juice altering the PH level of the water which lightens the colour produced by the tea leaves. Interesting hey?