Why Is My Tea Always so Bitter?
Most people leave their tea bag in the tea waaay too long.
After about five minutes, No more tea flavorings come out to the water, And then, Chlorophyll (This is what makes the green color in plants) Makes the tea really bitter.
I personally like to drink sometimes cold lemon mint tea (It's basically like very weak lemonade..) so the chlorophyll isn't that much of a problem for me since it dissolves faster into the drink in warm water
Step 1: Temperature
It is recommended to boil your water for most teas at about 96 degrees Celsius (205 degrees Fahrenheit)
This is because at 100 (212 degrees fahrenheit) degrees, The oxygen (somehow) starts leaving the water which ruins the waters flavor.
You can try this experiment yourself, It is really noticeable!
For more info about water temperatures
For information about more types of tea
Step 2: Sugar First?
It is recommended to put the tea-bag in the water and then, only after a couple, minutes to add the sugar
I think it has something to do withe the chemical bonding of the tea that the sugar dissolves into the water faster, and then it is too hard for the tea molecules to desolve too.
As you see, As a thirteen year old, I'm not a proffesional chemist :) And I'll be happy if someone would be able to explain this a bit better
This wasn't a regular workshop project, But, more of an informative thing, I just wanted to share it with the world since most people don't know these facts...