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Large glass of iced black tea with lemon and ice cubes, on gravel with blurred green backgroundView Full Resolution

This photo shows a large glass of iced black tea, with a slice of lemon added. Lemon is a common addition to iced tea; it causes a chemical change that softens the effect of the tannins, making the tea smoother and slightly less astringent; it also adds a bit of vitamin C and a tangy flavor.
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Alex Zorach

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Joined Sep. 1st, 2009.