Should-I-eat-this-filter: Should I drink day-old green tea?
August 29, 2012 10:45 PM Subscribe
Silly question but, is it ok to drink green tea I brewed yesterday and left in the fridge overnight? It's kinda weird - dark and bitter.
posted by gakiko to Food & Drink (18 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm quite sensitive to caffeine, to the point that a full cup of green tea in the morning will leave me jittery and unable to sleep in the evening. But I love green tea, and I've established a morning ritual and I can't imagine having to start the day without it.
As I use filter bags, I can't just use a smaller amount of tea. So I've tried diluting it: I make a full cup of green tea, then pour half of it away and top up with warm water. This works great, but I've recently acquired a very expensive tea. Now I'm starting to think it's stupid to throw half of it away every day.
My next experimental step was to pour half of my tea into a glass container and leave it in the fridge overnight. This morning, I've added some hot water to it and am drinking it, but it looks very dark and it's more bitter than yesterday. So - is it safe to drink it? (Extra detail, in case it matters: I'm pregnant.)