Iced tea is a fan favorite especially during the hot Summer months. It can be brewed with loose-leaf tea or whole leaf tea bags, making the flavor options endless. In this teatorial, I’m going to share my step-by-step guide for making the perfect cold brew. For ease and convenience, I’ll be featuring the whole leaf pyramid tea bag.
What’s your taste profile…. refreshing and sweet or strong and crisp?
White Tea: Light, Smooth, Sweet
Green Tea: Smooth, Fresh, Rich
Oolong Tea: Fresh, Crisp, Flavorful
Rooibos Tea: Semi-sweet, Fruity, Rich
Herbal: Fresh, Flavorful i.e. Minty, Fruity, Flowery, Earthy, etc.
Black Tea: Strong, Astringent, Bitter Flavor
Add tea bags (remove tags) to cold spring or filtered water. 1 tea bag per 6 to 8 ounces
Use pitcher, mason jar, or water bottle, cover and refrigerate.
Steeping recommendations for optimal flavor:
White, Green, Rooibos, Herbal: 6-8 hours
Black or Oolong: 8-10 hours
On-the-Go: Add water and tea bag to bottle, Wait 10-15 minutes, shaking occasionally, and enjoy!
Remove tea bags and pour yourself a glass. Enjoy as is or pour over ice.
To sweeten: add fruit i.e. lemon or orange slices, berries etc. and/or sweetener.
Cold brew the Millennial with fresh blueberries and muddled basil
Cold brew the Power Player with orange or lemon slices
- For long-lasting freshness, keep refrigerated and covered for up to 3 days.
- Tea too strong? Add cold water to dilute.