We've mastered the perfect method for making refreshing iced tea: the cold brew!
Super popular for coffee, the same principles apply to tea. Cold brewing/steeping your tea brings out the natural sweetness - especially for teas featuring fruit - and does not release the bitter tannins which tend to require a fair bit of sweetening when drinking your tea cold. Unlike a hot steep, it's very difficult to over-steep a cold brew, so the simplicity of this method is magic for busy summer schedules.
Ready to try it? Here's our favourite cold brew of the moment!
🍹Easy Peasy Green Lemon Ginger Iced Tea 🍋
Delicious? Check! Refreshing? Check! SO Easy? Check! Here's what you'll need:
- two pitchers or jars
- a mesh strainer
- Green Lemon Ginger Tea (or any tea you want to experiment with!)
- Use 2 tsp tea to each cup of water. I throw the leaves right in to the bottom of one of the pitchers.
- Add cool water to the pitcher.
- Stick the pitcher/jar into the fridge for 5-24 hours. I find 12+ hours is perfect.
- Hold your strainer over the second pitcher and pour the first pitcher through to separate the leaves from your cold brew.
- Serve over ice with a lemon wedge, and sweeten to taste. PRO TIP: Sweetening with Simple Syrup works like a charm!