How to Cold Brew Tea

How to Cold Brew Tea

Tired of iced tea that starts too strong and ends too weak? The secret to making great iced tea at home is learning HOW TO COLD BREW TEA!

 
Here is how to cold brew tea:
  1. Use high quality loose leaf teas like the ones that are in our personalized tea subscriptions if you can, but even less great teas are better cold brewed!
  2. Use a little more tea than you would use to brew hot tea, about a tablespoon of tea per cup of water. You can always add more water or ice later if you think the tea is too strong. It is much harder to make weak tea stronger.
  3. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Covering is important so the tea doesn’t taste like your fridge. If you are in a hurry you can cold brew for a shorter time if you increase the ratio of tea to water.
  4. Discard tea bags if you used them (we use the drawstring bags that come with our subscriptions) or filter out the tea if you didn’t.
  5. Serve the tea as it is, or add mint, lemon, honey, or sugar if you prefer. Remember that since the tea is already cold you don’t need ice except to keep it cool longer, so much less than if the tea is warmer or even hot to begin with.
Cold brewed iced tea tastes better because the slow brewing process brings out all the great flavors of the tea without any of the bitterness that can come from brewing in hot water.
Now that you know how to cold brew tea you should consider one of our iced tea subscriptions below to get started cold brewing teas at home!

#NeverBagged

Great Tea is a wonderful thing and we believe it should always be kept and brewed in its natural loose-leaf state, not crammed into tea-bags. Whole leaves have less surface than broken leaves so they keep their chemical compounds longer and remain fresh. When steeped they infuse at a lower rate, reducing the chance of bitterness from over-steeping. We only sell loose-leaf teas as we believe that the best teas are #NeverBagged.

#FreeYourTea

Discover your favorite teas and have them delivered regularly with samples of other teas that are likely to become new favorites. Always have fresh high-quality teas at hand! Never drink inferior or stale tea again! 

#NeverBagged

Great Tea is a wonderful thing and we believe it should always be kept and brewed in its natural loose-leaf state, not crammed into tea-bags. Whole leaves have less surface than broken leaves so they keep their chemical compounds longer and remain fresh. When steeped they infuse at a lower rate, reducing the chance of bitterness from over-steeping. We only sell loose-leaf teas as we believe that the best teas are #NeverBagged.

#FreeYourTea

Discover your favorite teas and have them delivered regularly with samples of other teas that are likely to become new favorites. Always have fresh high-quality teas at hand! Never drink inferior or stale tea again!