SO you happen to be a level 10 tea lover, and it's too hot to inhale, let alone fire up your kettle and steep some of your stash. There's a chance may have heard me mention it a few million times on the 'gram....you gotta get into the cold brew.
Why all of the excitement about cold tea? Well, besides the obvious seasonal factor, cold brewing your tea is a no-fuss way to get perfectly steeped, full bodied flavour in your cup. There's no risk of watering down your tea with too many ice cubes - it's already ice ice cold baby.
Other benefits? You don't have to worry about over steeping that bad boy. So go ahead, break out your favourite blend and with a little patience you'll be back on your favourite healthy habit.
Let's break it down.
Step 1: BLEND
Find your favourite 1 litre jar, or hell, get fancy with a carafe. Spoon in 1 1/2 tbsp of loose leaf tea. Bonus points for using your hands to break it up into little bits. This helps release some of the yummy essential oils we're after.
Step 2: CHILL
The hard part...cover your container with a lid or towel, and leave in the fridge for 6-24 hours. Overnight should do it. Warning: this part may induce thirst and cravings for refreshing beverages.
Step 3: STRAIN
Use a fine mesh sieve or cheese cloth and strain that baby! Wow what a good looking brew you have there.
Step 4: REAP
Sip, store and enjoy the deliciousness you've long waited for. I like to make a few batches when I have a spare moment, so I can have a nourishing bevvie on hand always.
Steeped + strained tea will last a week or more in the fridge, just keep it covered.
Ready to brew?