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Iced Tea

Tips for Making Iced Tea

Enjoy a 1-minute video tutorial on brewing in a cup or tea pot

Hot Steeping method (24oz cup with ice)

  • place infuser into 8 ounce measuring cup
  • put 6 grams tea leaf into infuser 
  • add 8 ounces hot water (using recommended temperature for tea type)
  • steep for recommended time based on tea type (generally 1 to 4 minutes)
  • fill 24 oz cup with ice
  • remove infuser; pour hot tea over ice
  • add more ice to top off
  • Sit back, relax and refresh yourself with your freshly brewed iced tea!

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cold brewing

There’s a lot to love about cold brewing, for instance . . . cold brewed tea is less astringent than traditional brews and are a lot more flexible regarding steep times. Black teas will not cloud up when chilled while cold brewing can even increase antioxidants in white teas. And, it’s easy to do.

1/2 Gallon Recipe

  • add 20–24 grams of tea leaf directly into steeping vessel, or use a large stainless steel capsule infuser
  • add 64 oz of cool filtered water
  • steep for recommended time (see below) in refrigerator, stirring occasionally
  • after steeping, pour leaves through fine kitchen strainer into ½ gallon pitcher for serving

16 Oz Serving

  • add 6 grams of tea leaf directly into steeping vessel or use a stainless steel infuser
  • add 16 oz of cool filtered water
  • steep for recommended time (see below) in refrigerator, stirring occasionally
  • after steeping, remove strainer or pour leaves through fine kitchen strainer into serving vessel 

Cold Brew Steeping Times

  • green: 10–15 minutes
  • white: 15–20 minutes
  • oolongs: greener styles may be ready in 2–3 hours while darker styles may take up to 8
  • black: 8–12 hours
  • rooibos & herbals: 12–16 hours

NOTE: For herbal or blended tea infusions, it is strongly recommended that you very briefly “pre-rinse” the blend with hot water (over 175 degrees) to kill off any potential bacteria prior to cold-brewing. Just 5-10 seconds in a hot water bath should be sufficient. 

 

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