Cold-Brewed Tea

Updated: Mar 26

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Yes! The answer to your question, when there is cold-brewed coffee, there is also cold-brewed tea. Very much like cold brewing coffee, the process reduces the tannins from releasing into your tea. In other words, less bitterness and astringent flavor compared to when brewing coffee or tea hot.



I made 2 separate cold-brewed tea: a combination of green tea, lemon and blueberries, green tea and oranges. You can use red tea, earl grey, or a combination of different types of tea. As for the fruits, I would recommend citrus and berries. I am not sure about apples, pears, or stone fruits tho. But I am sure they are worth exploring and experimenting with.



If you are intrigued, you can also add in some spices to your preference as well. Cinnamon, ginger, allspice, etc. The possibilities are endless. This just amps up a whole new level of tea-drinking experience! I really hope you will give this recipe a try and start cold brewing. Cheers!

 

Ingredients:

(Serve 2)

  • Lemon & Blueberries:

  • Good Quality Earl Grey Tea Bags, 3

  • Filtered Cold Water, 500ml

  • Blueberries, A Handful

  • Fresh Lemon Thinly Sliced, 1/2 Lemon

  • Orange:

  • Good Quality Green Tea Bags, 3

  • Filtered Cold Water, 500ml

  • Oranges, 1 Orange

  • Chinese:

  • Good Quality Chinese Red Tea Bags, 3

  • Filtered Cold Water, 500ml

  • Dried Dates, 6

  • Ginger Slices, 3

  • Dried Haw, 1 Slice

  • Wolfberries, 1 TBSP

 

Equipment:

  • Pitcher

  • Strainer

 

Directions:

  1. For the lemon blueberries cold-brewed tea:

  2. In a pitcher add tea bags and water.

  3. Add blueberries & lemon.

  4. Cover, give it a quick shake. Chill in the fridge for at least 6 hours or preferably overnight.

  5. *But no more than 12 hours or the cold brewed tea will become bitter.*

  6. Before serving, chill the serving glass in the fridge.

  7. When ready to serve, remove and discard tea bags.

  8. Pour the tea into the chilled serving glass thru' a strainer.

  9. Serve immediately.

  10. For the orange cold-brewed tea:

  11. In a pitcher add tea bags and water.

  12. Add in orange.

  13. Cover, give it a quick shake.

  14. Chill in the fridge for at least 6 hours or preferably overnight.

  15. *But no more than 12 hours or the cold brewed tea will become bitter.*

  16. Before serving, chill the serving glass in the fridge.

  17. When ready to serve, remove and discard tea bags.

  18. Pour the tea into the chilled serving glass thru a strainer.

  19. Serve immediately.

  20. For the Chinese cold-brewed tea:

  21. In a pitcher add tea bags and water.

  22. Add in dates, ginger, haw and wolfberries.

  23. Cover, give it a quick shake.

  24. Chill in the fridge for at least 6 hours or preferably overnight.

  25. *But no more than 12 hours or the cold brewed tea will become bitter.*

  26. Before serving, chill the serving glass in the fridge.

  27. When ready to serve, remove and discard tea bags.

  28. Pour the tea into the chilled serving glass.

  29. You can actually eat the wolfberries and dates, as they are hydrated if desired.

  30. Serve immediately.


Recently, I'd made a cold brewed tea with some Chinese herbs and red tea bags (ingredients listed above). The possibilities are really endless! Explore and experiment!

 

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