Iced tea can be made from hot or cold water. A tea leaf brewed in cold water produces less bitter catechin and caffeine. Cold brewed tea is soft and easy to drink. When steeping in cold water, dose the tea leaves as in the usual brewing (as a general guideline, 1 tsp/2dl). The brewing time is about 8 hours, after which the tea leaves are removed and you can enjoy fresh iced tea.
If necessary, making iced tea can also be done faster than the previous methods. If you want to speed up the brewing, prepare the tea directly in hot water as follows . Dose double the amount of tea compared to normal. For example, 5 teaspoons of tea leaves and 0.5 l of water. Brew the tea in hot water according to the instructions. When the tea is ready, remove the tea leaves and add as much cold water to the tea as you brewed the tea (e.g. 0.5 l). Mix well and add ice to make the drink even colder. Serve.
Iced tea can be sweetened with sugar, honey or sweeteners. Pieces of fruit and herbs such as mint also go well with iced tea.
Making fresh iced tea
Attached you will find our different iced tea recipes . (from the sidebar)