Updated: Feb 29
To be brutally honest, I had fallen in love with cold-brewed tea ever since I kickstarted the recipe last week. I even dare to say that I am a convert. After that cold brewing process, my mind is exploded with tons of ideas; using different types of tea, or even a combination of different types of tea, using different types of circus or herbs to infuse flavors, using different types of sweeteners, etc.
This time I am using green tea + a combination of lemons and blueberries. I don't know if this is just me, but lemon and blueberries seem to pair so well together. I am still searching for a word to describe how refreshing this cold-brewed tea is. I previously dislike drinking tea as the whole boil-brewing process makes the tea super bitter, but, this... This just amps up a whole new level of tea drinking experience! I really hope you will give this recipe a try.
Good Quality Green Tea Bags, 3
Filtered Cold Water, 500ml
Fresh Lemon Peel, 1 Lemon
Blueberries, A Handful + More To Serve
Fresh Lemon Thinly Sliced, 1 Lemon To Serve.
Ice Cubes, A Large Handful
In a pitcher add in tea bags and water.
Using a potato peeler to peel the skin from a lemon and add it into the tea mixture.
*Peel lightly and not all the way thru' as the pith (white part) of the skin will leave a bitter taste to the tea*.
Add in blueberries.
Cover and chill in the fridge at least 6 hours or preferably overnight.
*But no more than 12 hours or the cold brewed tea will become bitter.*
Before serving, chill serving glass in the fridge.
When ready to serve, remove and discard tea bags.
Fill serving glass with lemon slices, blueberries and ice cubes.
Pour the tea into serving glass thru' a strainer.