I've read the posts about why Green Tea can appear brown, and it makes perfect sense.
However, what I'm experiencing is different. When I reuse my Green Tea Bags a second time, I get the green color one would expect. Totally counter intuitive, I know.
Any ideas why this is happening?
Some additional information: The green tea bags I buy are from a local Asian Market. They are sourced from China, so not likely high quality. I also do NOT place them in boiled water, but place 8 bags at a time in a gallon pitcher, in the room temperature purified water (reverse osmosis water), and let them steep for 24 hours. I then refrigerate the tea. First batch is always brown but the second batch made from the re-used bags is green.