When I use my Keurig machine to make hot water for my tea, why does my tea taste terrible afterwards?

When I use my Keurig machine to make hot water for my tea, why does my tea taste terrible afterwards?

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  1. I can only imagine what that water has been through but think about it, it’s going through dried coffee bits that have been stuck to the machinery for a while, decomposing that entire time. When you make coffee the strong flavor of coffee covers up that terrible taste. Hot water on its own will not be able to hide that and then you mix tea in that which has all these subtle notes (like wine). I’d say you’re better off just heating water in a kettle or even a microwave an…

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  2. When you brew coffee in a Keurig, the aroma and flavor of coffee stay in the machine. For these odors to NOT be there, the Keurig has to be cleaned. When you run plain water through the Keurig, the water picks up the aroma and flavor of the coffee that remains in the machine. That flavor then becomes part of the flavor of your tea. Unless you want to clean the Keurig prior to every time you run water through it, it would probably be easier to just heat your water in an electric kettle to make your tea.

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  3. When I use my Keurig machine to make hot water for my tea, why does my tea taste terrible afterwards?
    As Christine Sorenson says, it could be residues but the other problem is water temperature.
    A keurig only heats the water to 192°f (89°c). The water needs to be boiling (212°f/100°c).
    To make good tea there are two major factors dissolved oxygen and water temperature.
    The annoying thing is these work against each other as temperature rises dissolved oxygen levels drop.
    To make good tea
    Use cold, fresh water
    high dissolved oxygen
    Heat it quickly to boiling point
    Really it should be just below boiling point but we’re not in a lab
    Use it straight away to brew the tea
    Brewing the tea
    Teapot
    Warm the pot first
    add boiled water to the pot,
    put the lid back on,
    swirl it round
    tip it out
    Add tea
    loose leaf, 1 tea spoon per cup + 1 for the pot
    bags, 1 per cup
    Add freshly boiled water (see above)
    Only add enough water to be able to pour out the number of cups required plus a bit for residue
    Cover the pot with a tea cosy
    Leave to stand according to taste
    Serve to taste
    if using loose leaf, don’t forget the tea strainer!
    Mug
    Warm the mug
    Add some boiled water
    Swirl it round
    Tip it out
    Put a teabag in
    Add the freshly boiled water
    Leave to stand according to taste
    Serve to taste.
    And I don’t even drink bloody tea as a rule!
    PS: Some people add a pinch of salt to the pot but then some people should be beaten with birch twigs .
    That’s it, how to make good tea, the British way.
    ——
    Now we wait for all the people saying I’m wrong.

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  4. Most likely, you can’t make coffee and tea in the same machine. You may need to get a separate means of making tea such as an electric or stove kettle exclusively for heating water.

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  5. If you’ve used your Keurig for coffee or any other beverage, then there is still coffee or beverage residue in the machine.
    You’ll have to thoroughly clean it in order to get rid of any coffee (or beverage) residue if you want to just use it for heating water. You can look up your model # online and find detailed instructions for cleaning it.

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