Two Gallon's Of Tea Bag Wine

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Two Gallon's Of Tea Bag Wine

Postby Robbo » Wed Apr 09, 2014 16:34

Today I've bunged another couple of gallons of Moley's raspberry and strawberry teabag wine. The first ones I did are really nice and strong in flavour. Usually i let the wine clear on it's own...but I couldn't wait and used some Kwik Clear.

I really wanted to try the Mango, but this variety has Cinnamon in it which I really dislike and as always the case if you dislike something it's that very taste that comes through the most.
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Re: Two Gallon's Of Tea Bag Wine

Postby Chippy_Tea » Wed Apr 09, 2014 19:29

I have made many gallons of different flavoured WOW, i might just try a teabag wine as i have never made it before.

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Re: Two Gallon's Of Tea Bag Wine

Postby Blueface » Wed Apr 09, 2014 20:18

Chippy_Tea wrote:I have made many gallons of different flavoured WOW, i might just try a teabag wine as i have never made it before.

I started one Saturday and it smells lush I just hope the flavour is the same :cheers:

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Re: Two Gallon's Of Tea Bag Wine

Postby Robbo » Thu Apr 10, 2014 17:51

The raspberry and strawberry Twinings teabags really does carry the flavours of the fruits even when fermented to dry.....I was really surprised how good it was.
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Re: Two Gallon's Of Tea Bag Wine

Postby Chippy_Tea » Thu Apr 10, 2014 19:37

If you are using tea bags and water does it not just turn out like an alcopop rather than a wine?

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Re: Two Gallon's Of Tea Bag Wine

Postby Scalli » Thu Apr 10, 2014 21:19

I used two WGJ and a box of fruit tea bags, only tasted it when racking last weekend but its more wine than alcopop.
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Re: Two Gallon's Of Tea Bag Wine

Postby Blueface » Thu Apr 10, 2014 21:45

Chippy_Tea wrote:If you are using tea bags and water does it not just turn out like an alcopop rather than a wine?

Not tried it yet lol but ill let you know :thumb:

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Re: Two Gallon's Of Tea Bag Wine

Postby MattN » Fri Apr 11, 2014 08:17

I have made quite a few of these and I really like them. My three favourites are Pomegranate, Forest fruits and Blackberry. I use 1.5-2ltr of WGJ 20 t-bags and 1 ltr of AJ.
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Re: Two Gallon's Of Tea Bag Wine

Postby linf » Fri Apr 18, 2014 21:14

I quite fancy doing a tea bag infused wine next.Just got to narrow down the wide choice of flavours.I've seen several recipies so far but not sure on the tea bag bit.
Do you just infuse the whole 20 bags in hot water first or in the heated up juice of choice?
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Re: Two Gallon's Of Tea Bag Wine

Postby MattN » Sat Apr 19, 2014 08:08

Yes, just pour boiling water over the t-bags and leave them for 20 mins.
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Re: Two Gallon's Of Tea Bag Wine

Postby robwalker » Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:41

you don't need to heat your juice at all - it may be detrimental to the wine in many ways - pectin haze makes it cloudy (think scrumpy) and cooked fruit makes a gross wine.
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Re: Two Gallon's Of Tea Bag Wine

Postby MattN » Sat Apr 19, 2014 16:47

robwalker wrote:you don't need to heat your juice at all - it may be detrimental to the wine in many ways - pectin haze makes it cloudy (think scrumpy) and cooked fruit makes a gross wine.


I recommend adding boiling water. I have made gallons of this, never had off flavours and it always clears perfectly without any pectin haze at all.

Each to there own, boiling water is used on the many different recipes that I have read, try it with cold water if you want, I don't know how that will turn out as I haven't done it!
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Re: Two Gallon's Of Tea Bag Wine

Postby robwalker » Sat Apr 19, 2014 17:16

my apologies, miscommunication - I too add boiling water to some wines (mashing up fruit etc) - and obviously it's esssential with tea bag wine - I wouldn't heat the juice itself is what I meant!
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