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Jul 12, 2013
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Iced tea turns to syrup because... NEW
by: Anonymous

It's caused by bacteria & sugar. The bacteria feed off the sugar.

Avoid putting sugar in while the tea is warm. Do not refrigerate while it's warm either. Let it get room temperature first.

May 06, 2013
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Yep NEW
by: Anonymous

Mine does it at home.

Jan 04, 2013
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Sweet tea that is as thick as maple syrup ick! NEW
by: Anonymous

I just had this happen to me today! I went out to eat at Mojo Burrito in Chattanooga TN and I bought a sweet tea to take home. This morning I woke up and took a sip thinking it may have fermented overnight a little bit, but would be still edible. When I took a sip I almost threw up. I opened the lid and spit it back into the cup. It is a styrofoam cup and may have caused a chemical reaction over night. It turned so thick that I could not even think about drinking it. It seems very very unnatural. It concerned me so much that I went back to Mojo's today to ask what kind of tea they use and to express my concerns. It is a hippie all natural place, so it made me really want to know what they are feeding their customers. The chashier told me that they use luzianne tea bags, they brew it themselves and use real sugar. She also said that she had noticed the problem with the tea and doesn't understand why it is happening. I told her I would look it up and come back if I found anything interesting. I think it may have something to do with the styrofoam. I will search far and wide to figure this one out. I have worked at a teavanna in Fort lauderdale fl for about a year and I have never seen anything like this.

Apr 18, 2012
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Syrupy Tea NEW
by: Anonymous

My homemade tea has started doing the same thing. I've made tea for years and never had this problem until this year. It's very odd and am looking for some answers.

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