Exploding Tea Bags

Yesterday I wrote about my new “fondness” for TAZO tea.

I just had the unpleasant experience of finding out their tea bags are not microwave proof! :shock:

I took off the label and staple from the tea bag and zapped it for a minute. I opened the microwave and the tea leaves had exploded everywhere in the microwave! :cry:

I’ve done this with other tea brands… I’m curious if anyone else has had a tea bag explode on them like this?

5 Responses

  1. Haha, this just happened to me and I also have been doing this for years and years. I came on the interwebs to see if anyone else has had this problem. It’s strange and I don’t understand why this would happen!

  2. At first I thought you nuked the teabag and wondered why you were doing that!

    ah water in the cup and a tea bag…

    I have had the superheated water thing where I took a plain cup of water out of the microwave and upon getting it i my had and removing it from the microwave, I took one step away and it boiled over all over my hand.

    Nobody believed me.

    Tea is better if you don’t nuke the water with the bag in it.

  3. The problem is you used superheated water. In a nuke, water heats(fast), boils and then runs out of oxygen and looks like water. but when it mixes with anything else in this state it can literally explode on contact.

    “mythbusters on utube”. I had heard about this, but the MB guys proved it.

  4. This had never occurred to me. If I don’t have a kettle to boil my water, I put a mug in the microwave and when the mug comes out with the hot water, I drop in the teabag. I sometimes use loose tea, but with a difuser. You can always pour it through a coffee filter or sieve to get to the brew!
    Funny how you need caffeine to think straight, but it’s hard to get to the caffeine if you’re not running on all of your cylinders!

  5. Geez, I can’t believe any tea company would not test for this, especially TAZO which I think is a national brand. I dig the premade TAZO tea’s that you drink cold.

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