We pour tea leaves with cold water for 10-12 hours. After this time, the cold brew is ready to drink.
Although iced tea can be brewed hot and chilled, the cold brewing method produces a more refreshing drink without the risk of burning delicate leaves.No more harsh or bitterness in your iced tea anymore!
HOW TO DO IT BETTER
Why use loose leaf tea for iced tea? More choice: with loose leaf tea, you have more choice. It tastes better: Loose leaf tea has a higher quality.
Tea bags are particularly well-suited for making iced tea. Brewing iced tea can be a big job, especially if you're adding in fresh fruit or flavorings. Brewing with tea bags is simpler and faster.
When brewing any type of tea, soft water is ideal because it allows you to fully release the flavors and aromas hidden in the tea. Using hard water may mask the delicate taste of tea due to the presence of minerals. These minerals activate flavonoids that can change the taste and color of tea.
Hard water can flatten taste and cloud iced tea.
It is important to use good quality water for tea, necessarily soft.
For this method you can use every kind of tea. Rooibos, oolong, yerba mate, green tea all of them work great, also with something extra.