Silk Ribbon - Pink & Green - Bailiwick Designs at Flickr.com
Several posts ago, I promised that I would be doing a series in August called, "Teahouse of the August Spoon." Perhaps you're familiar with the satirical 1956 Movie, Teahouse of the August Moon, starring Glenn Ford and Marlon Brando. The movie was adapted from the original stage play and the plot centered around Americans who were still in Japan one year after World War II was over. Basically, the only thing I have borrowed from the film is the title and some of the Japanese influence on tea matters.
This month, I will be dipping my teaspoon into the sweet teacups of life. When I first began this blog, I emphasized coffee to the point that some readers thought I was running a coffee blog. I like to think of myself more as a tea aficionado. As you can see from the above photo, teacups can be full of surprises!
So join with me as we explore some of the wonderful attributes of tea, the pleasure of taking it, and its embellishments.
Sean Paajanen, the host of About.com: Coffee/Tea recently answered this question...
Question: Why does my iced tea turn cloudy?
Answer: Iced tea usually turns cloudy because you've chilled it too quickly, like putting it straight into the fridge while still quite warm. Various particles in the tea (like tannin) come out of solution and darken your iced tea. Let your freshly made iced tea cool to room temperature before putting it in the fridge.