The process of cold brewing releases the properties and favours of the tea leaf, herbs and dried fruits at a much slower rate, hence why your tea is smoother and brings out the beautiful sweetness and excellent characteristics of the tea.
Cold brewing is as easy as 1,2,3 and let's be honest, you’ll never want to make it any other way. All is you need is 3 things, yep that’s right
There is still one thing to keep in mind, when using tea leaf- black, green, white or oolong tea I personally still like to give them a time limit of six to eight hours, only because they do contain tea leaf and can even become too strong if left too long. For all herbal and fruit infusions, you can leave them longer- ten to twelve hours.
Here’s how to make 1-litre using TeaEsk’s Huckleberry Blue
Rule of thumb for iced tea, use 2 teaspoons per 250ml of water. The reason for this is that you need it to be strong enough so that when ice is added, it can withstand a little dilution.
And that's it! So simple, it feels too good to be true.
Here comes the fun part
Add fruit, mint and the ice cubes to individual glasses and pour mixture over ice.
Keep the jug of iced tea in the fridge so that it keeps cool and top up glasses as you need.
Feeling in the mood for a cocktail, or having a dinner party?! Add a splash of vodka or gin to spice things up. You can even add tonic water to make a spritz. This will totally impress your guests!
One more thing to mention, I only store my iced tea no longer than two days in something that is airtight. But let’s be honest, iced tea that tastes that good won’t last that long.
I hope you have enjoyed learning the secret to amazing iced tea, I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing it with you all. Best of all and the thing I love most about tea is not to take it too seriously, experiment and enjoy it the way you like.
Cheers to creating extraordinary tea moments together!
Love Mel x