How to cold brew iced tea

Why cold brew?

The cold brew process of tea steeps the tea leaves slowly, using time rather than temperature to gently release flavors and catechins. This results in a mild body with complex flavors and reduced bitterness. Not only is cold brew tea easy to prepare, it can also be considered a more foolproof method of brewing a refreshing and delicious cup of authentic tea, as the need to achieve precise water temperature is eliminated.

You just need:

  1. A large jug
  2. Kettle
  3. Tea ( see our recommended selection )

Approach:

  1. Pour tea into the large jug. Adjust the amount of tea according to the size of the pot. This is a matter of taste, but feel free to try 3-4 tablespoons per litre.
    (You can also use tea bags and cut the string)
  2. Boil a small amount of water to above 75 °C
  3. Pour the hot water over the tea so that it just covers the leaves. We expose the tea leaves to a small amount of hot water before adding cold water to ensure food safety.
  4. Fill the rest of the jug with cold or room temperature water and put in the fridge.
    In general, most cold-brewed teas only need 2-4 hours of brewing. Some Japanese teas need less time, while rolled oolong teas may need more time. Experiment with the amount of tea and the brewing time to find the desired brewing strength.
  5. Take the jug out of the fridge and separate the brew from the leaves by decanting it completely into a new vessel through a strainer. Serve without ice cubes. Store in the fridge for up to 24 hours.