The Art of Cold Brewing
We've become unstuck to the idea of hot tea, switching out boiling water for overnight cold infusions. It's a refreshing change, especially for the hot summer heat! Cold brewing is simple, easy, and transforms the taste of tea compared to hot brewed. We love the simplicity of it.
One of the things we love most about cold-brewed tea is the smoothness of the flavors that are extracted slowly over several hours. The leaves are left in the water overnight, giving the flavor time to infuse in a different way. The result is smooth, mild and a slightly less bitter taste. Cold steeped tea also has less caffeine, so those wanting to reduce caffeine intake will really love this method.
Grab a pitcher, water bottle or a cold cup of water and steep! If you’re going with a larger container at home, follow this recipe:
- Add 4 tablespoons of loose leaf tea or 4 bags to a quart of natural spring water.
- Let your tea steep for two to ten hours if it’s in the refrigerator (the longer, the better!)
- If you’re cold-brewing your tea room temperature, steep it for 30 minutes max.
- Once you’ve cold brewed your tea, strain the leaves out and serve as is or over ice!
*Keep your cold brew away from direct sunlight for extended periods of time. This especially true if you herbal teas. You should also wash your containers in hot soapy water before and after use to prevent spoilage.
Next time you reach for our teas, try it cold-brewed and enjoy poured over ice. We love to use it as a mixer for cocktails or a refreshing cooler.