Hello, I hope you enjoyed your weekend. This post will be the first of my How-To series. Once a month, I will have new content from this series. Today I’ll explain how to cold brew tea using tea bags. I have been testing out this method a couple of times now because I have been making some drinks. One of the easiest recipes you can make with the cold brew tea is Iced Tea, which is a great crowd-pleaser in the summertime!
The benefit of cold brewing the tea is that it doesn’t have that bitter taste it gets when you steep it for too long in hot water. The cold brewing method also gives the tea a softer flavor.
What you’ll need to prepare a Single Serving Cold Brew Tea
The ingredients needed for the recipe are the following:
- a tea bag, it can be any flavor you like
- cold filtered water, 6 fluid ounces
Utensils needed: a mason jar and a spoon.
The instructions would be the following:
- If your tea bag comes with a thread, remove it.
- Place tea bag in the mason jar.
- Pour in the cold water and stir.
- Wait 2 minutes, cover and refrigerate. Steep from 5 to 12 hours depending on how strong you want your tea. (Green tea – 5 hours, black tea – between 8 or 12 hours)
- Serve and enjoy as is or sweeten to your liking!
Note: You can use two tea bags if you like stronger tea. You can also prepare it the night before and let it steep in the refrigerator overnight.
For the Green Tea, I like to use the Sencha Japanese type because I noticed that it gives a stronger green tea flavor. I used this in a sweet green smoothie recipe!
How to prepare Multiple Servings of Cold Brew Tea
For the multiple servings, double, triple, or quadruple the single-serving ingredients by the number of servings we would like to prepare.
Gather your ingredients and repeat the instructions described for the single serving.
You can add any other ingredients like fruits, sugar, or sweetener if you like to make a refreshing drink. Also, add it to smoothies or even freeze it using ice cubes and then add it to your beverage to keep them cold.
Single Serving Cold brew Tea
- 1 tea bag, any flavor will work
- 6 fl oz cold filtered water
- Remove the thread from the tea bag and add to a mason jar.
- Add cold filtered water, stir and wait for 2 minutes.
- Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
- Serve with ice, mix with fruit if you like and enjoy!
Now is your time to experiment and cold brew your favorite tea flavors!
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Really good step by step how-to. Thanks for the lesson!
Nadja | Nashi Food
I haven’t make it yet but thanks for the tips
However, the fact that green tea is different in taste makes many people in India get confused over which green tea brand should be given preference.