These teas are good both cold and hot! Cold-brewed tea, or iced tea, is a refreshing drink for the summer heat. Take it with you to the thermal and enjoy the cold all day long! There are three effective ways to cold brew tea.
Simmering at room temperature:
Use the same amount of tea leaves and water as usual when brewing. Pour cold water from the tap over the tea leaves in the sieve and let the tea stand at room temperature for at least 30 minutes. Remove the leaves from the drink, add ice and enjoy ice cold.
Brewing in the refrigerator:
Use a little more tea leaves than usual when brewing. Pour cold water from the tap over the tea leaves in the sieve and put in the refrigerator to brew for at least four hours, no longer than overnight. Add sweetener to taste and enjoy ice cold.
This brewing method works especially well with unflavored tea. Put 1 teaspoon of tea leaves per 2 dl of volume on the bottom of the brewing container and pile on as many ice cubes as you can fit. Wait until the ice cubes have mostly melted. When brewing in this way, the longer it takes for the ice cubes to melt, the better the tea becomes. Try using this brewing method in a thermos bottle, for example! Pour some cold water into the thermos on top of the ice cubes and they will start to melt.