There is nothing better than drinking a cup of iced tea on a warm day. As the popularity of cold brew coffee increases, there is a growing trend towards the cold brew tea.
Sun tea is a popular brew method for iced tea in the United States - it is brewed using natural heat of direct sunlight for several hours. While it is an environmentally friendly method, sun-brewed tea carries the risk of bacteria contamination. Therefore, we recommend the cold brew method taking place in your refrigerator instead of the back yard.
3 Reasons to Love Cold Brew:
Cold water extracts flavors from tea leaves less aggressively than hot water does. As a result, cold brew tea often tastes less astringent and lighter than hot tea poured over ice. Oftentimes more floral notes will pop more.
Research also shows that cold brew teas can contain the same or higher level of antioxidants than tea steeped in hot water.
With cold brewing, you don’t have to worry about how many minutes you should spend steeping tea. Just put it into the refrigerator and enjoy it the next day!
Instructions for Cold Brew Via a FRENCH PRESS
What you need:
A FRENCH PRESS that is not stained with coffee oil. Works terrifically well!
Your favorite Tea
… THATS IT!
What you need to do:
Use 15-20 grams of loose-leaf tea for every 32 oz of fresh, cold water - a bit more tea than you would use for steeping hot tea. (If you are unsure what 15-20 grams looks like, fill the bottom of your french press so it packs down about ¼ or ½ inches deep. You will soon get a feel for the concentration level that YOU prefer most!)
Refrigerate it, allowing the tea to steep for at least 6 hours but ideally 12-24 hours.
Strain the loose-leaf tea out of the container and enjoy your great cold brew tea!
One step to the next level
We dare you to be creative with your cold brew! Try adding other ingredients to make your own signature drink:
Fresh or frozen fruits (such as lemon slices, lime, blueberries, cucumber), fresh herbs (mint, rosemary, lemon balm, tulsi, ect..), simple, maple, or agave, boba toppings… anything that sounds good to you - have fun!