Cold Brew Tea is another way of making Iced Tea. It requires refrigeration overnight, so there’s no need to use hot water. And you can add seasonal fruits and herbs in your mix.
It’s incredibly simple, flexible and forgiving. If you’re transitioning to non-sugary drinks for you and your family, this is a great start. Cold Brews are a lot milder and smoother in taste, without the tannic, bitter flavors.
How to make Cold Brew Teas
You’ll need a French Press, Carafe or Pitcher (we recommend 1 Liter or 4 cups)
- Add 2-3 tbsp. of loose-leaf teas (depending on the size of the leaves) or about 4-5 Tea Bags of your choice.
- Add Filtered Water and 1 cup of seasonal sliced fruits and herbs of choice.
- Refrigerate overnight and do a taste test.
- When ready, add sweetener of your choice. Strain and serve cold.
- Garnish with mint, orange wedges, berries, lemons, etc.
Tips for Cold Brewing:
- If using old tea bags, we recommend using more quantities, as the taste of the teas have probably gotten flat over time.
- Use ripe to very ripe fruits. Cold Brew extracts more of mother nature’s natural sweetness giving it natural sweetness & flavor to the tea. Give it a taste and then decide how much sweetener to add.
- White and Green Teas brew fairly quick, whereas Black teas require more time.
- Last, enjoy and play around with your blend. This is ‘anything goes’ tea. There are countless ways you can get creative from using: berries, orange zest, diced stone-fruits, lemongrass, mint, ginger, cinnamon bark, lavender, etc.
Enjoy and share your experience with us @yvetteteas!