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How to Cold Brew Tea

How to Cold Brew Tea

How to Cold Brew Tea

Today, August 21, is National Iced Tea Day. Now, I know everyone is talking about the solar eclipse today but we cannot forget this very serious day of celebration for THE staple drink of the south!

How to Cold Brew Tea

Recently, Anthony and I discovered the beautiful art of cold brewing tea. Cold brewing coffee has been all the rage for the last couple of years. Rightly so, it’s delicious! However, cold brewing tea will take your tea game to a whole new level.

Brewing tea the traditional way requires pouring boiling water over tea leaves and letting them soak for a few mins. This method is actually cooking the tea leaves which can lead to a bitter taste, especially if you steep too long. The bitter tea will cause many, especially those of us in the south, to add sugar to the tea in hopes of masking the bitterness.

Cold brewing does not cook the leaves. This process will produce a very smooth tea. In several cases we have found, it even changes the flavor. Reducing the bitterness in your tea will allow you the opportunity to taste the true flavors of the tea leaves and herbs.

Cold brewing tea will take much longer than the traditional hot water method but it is well worth the planning.

We have used this method to make ginger green tea, chai tea, mint tea, green tea, and black tea. We are enjoying trying different brands and blends to find our favorites. Our favorite for this method, so far, has been the Zen green tea by Tazo.

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Cold Brew Tea
Cold brewing tea will take your tea game to the next level.
How to Cold Brew Tea
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How to Cold Brew Tea
Instructions
  1. Fill a pitcher with 64 oz of cold or room-temperature water.
    How to Cold Brew Tea
  2. Add tea bags to water making sure they are all the way in the water. They will float but you want at least most of it in the water and floating on top of another tea bag.
  3. Place in refrigerator for 4-10 hours.
    How to Cold Brew Tea
Recipe Notes

The tea will last 3-4 days in the refrigerator.

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