Updated: Dec 21, 2019
If you have ever wondered why a hot brewed iced tea requires added sweetness to taste great, it is because heating tea releases bitter tannic flavours. A simple way to avoid this process is by removing heat from the equation. The method of cold brewing tea is very simple. Just add loose-leaf tea or whole bags to a large jar and fill with cool water. After that, the next step required is time. Let the tea infuse in cool water about 6 to 12 hours. Once infused, strain with a cheesecloth, use a coffee filter, or even a french press! Finished cold brewed tea requires less sweetener overall, to taste smooth and delicious, and stays fresh for many days if kept in the fridge. An easy to use sweetener for cold brewed tea, is a simple syrup made from sugar and water in a one to one ratio. Granular sugar will not dissolve into cold liquid, so having this syrup available will reduce frustration for those who enjoy a cup of very sweet tea. Below is a recipe that should get you started making this refreshing summer beverage! Cold Brewed Tea Recipe 5 tablespoons loose tea 8 cups of cool water -avoid really dark overpowering or smoky flavoured teas. -let sit in your fridge or cool space for 6 to 12 hours before straining dilute finished tea with liquid or ice to taste! Need some inspiration to make a magical brew? Try our fruity & herbal tea blends such as Niagra Peach Green Tea, Watermelon Oolong, Summer Berry or Eucalyptus Grapefruit.