The place where water turns tea purple...

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Bok
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:09 am

... true story: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/trav ... 03720310=1

Shame the article does not go deeper in terms of how it affects the taste of the tea.
No tea geek living there?
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:57 am

Having drank that water I'd assume it isnt the best for tea, and what they say about it being able to oversteep without being bitter sounds similar to the muting you get with hard water.
As for the purple effect, of which I didnt know until now, id wager it is about the sulfur, the area where the water springs is full of fumaroles and the scent of sulfur is strong, the water comes out somewhat fizzy (they call it sour water), there are other springs in a different part of the island where the water stains red due to the iron, wonder how that one would fare with tea :lol:
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:11 am

that doesn't look good lol
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:36 pm

I'm curious about what else is happening besides the color change....and how it relates to bitterness too. Interesting!
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Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:50 pm

gatmcm wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:57 am
As for the purple effect, of which I didnt know until now, id wager it is about the sulfur, the area where the water springs is full of fumaroles and the scent of sulfur is strong, the water comes out somewhat fizzy (they call it sour water)
So, I need to take a drive and fill up a few bottles at Saratoga Springs? For science! :geek: I've not had it in years but I remember the mineral water there comes out properly nasty, carbonated and stinking of sulfur.
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