Monday, February 1, 2016

One Who Said a Beracha on Tea That was too Bitter

One Who Said a Beracha on Tea That was too Bitter
Day: Monday
Date: February 1, 2016
Parshat: Mishpatim
Yalkut Yosef: O"H: 206

In a case where a person said a beracha on tea and upon tasting realized that it would be too bitter to drink and added sugar to make it edible, it is questionable whether a new beracha is necessary to drink the tea with added sugar. However, if he does sometimes drink tea without sugar, it is clear that no beracha is said after adding some sugar to this current cup. On the flip side, if instead of adding sugar he was given a new cup of tea he definitely does need to say a new beracha. A person who accidentally said a beracha on non kosher food may not have any of the food even though the beracha will have been in vain. However, if the food is okay in general but not under the circumstances, such as on a fast day or milk within six hours of meat, he should taste a little bit so as not to have said a beracha in vain.

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