HELP - Tea Scum/Tea Oil
So I’ve recently moved to a new area in a new state and I’ve quickly noticed the tea scum/tea oil that forms on top. From what I’ve read, it seems that this is a result of hard water being used. While I can’t help that, I do use a filtered Brita water pitcher, from which I boil the water to use for my tea. Still, the tea scum/oil persists.
Is it safe to consume this scum/oil? Are there easy ways to eliminate without shelling out hundreds of dollars for reverse osmosis filters?
Any guidance on how to deal with this nuisance is greatly appreciated.
You could try a different filter in your pitcher, or one you put on your faucet. The best way to get rid of hard water without RO is adding salt. I didn’t notice the hard water in tea, but a filter for a shower head really helped me.
Have you thought of doing a wash on the tea like they do in gong fu brewing?