How To Cold Brew Iced Tea
It is spring and most places are warming up or already hot. Cold Brew Iced tea is not hot, and there is no warming involved, which is why it is the easiest way to make the most delicious iced tea. Here is how to cold brew your tea, and why it is better than hot brewed iced tea:
Cold Brew Iced Tea Tastes Better
There are two main reasons why cold brewing iced tea makes the best iced tea. The most important reason is the taste: Cold brewed iced tea tastes so much better than tea that has first been hot brewed and then cooled down! There really isn’t any competition: When we do Free Your Tea A/B testing of hot and cold brewed versions of the same tea we have never had anyone prefer the hot one.
Cold brew iced tea tastes so much better than hot brewed iced because the long and slow cold brewing brings out all the great flavors of the tea. It doesn’t create any of the bitterness that comes from hot brewing tea for more than a few minutes, or from making extra strong tea because it will be diluted with cold water and ice to make iced tea.
Cold Brewing Iced Tea Is Easier
The other main reason why cold brewed iced tea is the best iced the is the convenience. All you have to do is add tea to cold water and place it in the fridge overnight, and next morning you have delicious iced tea. If it is already morning and you want your tea today, just use twice as much tea and it will be done in 6 hours.
Technically cold brew iced tea isn’t iced tea, as there is no ice involved. It is just that when we talk about cold tea we always call it iced tea. Most people still prefer to make their cold brew iced tea a little on the strong side. Then they add some ice cubes to keep it cool as you slowly sip it in the heat.
How to Cold Brew Tea
Step 1: Find any tea you have (get a Free Your Tea subscription to always have fresh high quality teas on hand) and mix with cold water with the same ratio you would if you made cup or pot of hot tea, or a little more as you can always dilute it with cold water or ice cubes.
Step 2: Put the container in the fridge overnight (covered is best to avoid fridge odors invading your tea), or for about 6 hours if you are in a hurry (just use more tea)
Step 3: Pour and enjoy your delicious cold brewed iced tea and plan your next one. Try different teas and blends and maybe add a little mint or lemon to it.
Assuming you are using loose leaf tea which is so much better than tea bags you can either pour through a strainer, use drawstring tea bags, or get an iced tea pitcher with filter.
If you get a personalized tea subscription from Free Your Tea you will have new teas tailored to your taste every month for you to enjoy hot and iced.
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Enjoy your cold brew iced tea!