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Jan 10, 2016
same issue NEW
by: wesley in va

As many others have states ive also recently started having this issue. So the obvious conclusion would be something in the tea bags themselves. Lets be honest brewing tea isnt excactly a difficult task, so for any that do brew it regularly to all ve having the same issue, around same time, while never having issues before, must be the tea bags themselves, right? Well, idk the answer for sure. But just nased off these comments and others ive read, its narrowed down to the water or tea bags. I alao use the luizzane tea bags. So quite possible i guess. I will be trying different tea bags and different brewing methods over the next few days.

Dec 31, 2015
12/15 NEW
by: Anonymous

According to another site it is bacteria - sugar or no sugar. Do not drink it. Now how to make it so there is no bacteria - next question.

Jun 10, 2015
Education NEW
by: Anonymous

When a person will be educated then he will be able to find the solutions of the problems due to the that are very big even by using his own skills, education and the knowledge and expertise that he has.

May 20, 2015
Still looking for an answer NEW
by: Tom Hansen

This has just started happening to me this past few weeks. I'm looking for an answer but, have not found one yet.

Nov 12, 2014
Tea turns to syrup NEW
by: Anonymous

Lately my tea has started to turn to syrup overnight. I doubt it bacteria because it is sugar free. This is recent. I have been making tea for 30 years and never had this happen. Make me wonder what is really in the water.

Jul 12, 2013
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
by: Anonymous

Mine does it at home.

Jan 04, 2013
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
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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