A post from today got me thinking. Sometime ago I made a soap with with earl gray tea as the water for the lye solution. Tea was a well-known brand, Ahmad teas. Tea was well strained so there were no tea leaves, or bits. Tea was made the day before and so was completely cool. When I added the lye to the tea it immediately boiled and spit. Thankfully, I always add my lye very slowly, so I was able to quickly step back and avoided any real trouble. Once the initial boil had settled I was able to add the remaining lye with no noticeable reaction other than the typical steam from heat. I often add teas for a darker brown color to do swirls or layering in my typical off-white soap (so pretty), a darker bar (what can I say - I like brown), or just for giggles. I've never seen this with other teas. Surprisingly, this soap has the ever so faintest smell of bergamot when lathering even after over a year, so I'd like to do it again but without the drama. LOL Has anyone else experienced this boiling and spitting when using tea as your lye water?