Brew Perfect Cold Green Tea
Cold brewing green tea is a simple and delicious way to make a refreshing iced tea. Cold brewed green tea has a particularly mellow flavor compared to hot brewed because the slow infusion of cold or room temperature water gets rid of the bitterness. With cold brewed tea, you can also use less tea leaves and still have a strong, smooth flavor.
Here is How You Brew Cold Green Tea:
- Prepare the Tea Leaves: Start by filling a large glass teapot or pitcher with 10oz of cold or room temperature water. Next, add 8g of loose-leaf green tea leaves (1-2 tsp) to the pot.
- Steep the Tea: Allow the tea to steep in the water for 4-6 hours. Cover the teapot or pitcher with a lid or plastic wrap to keep airborne contaminants out.
- Strain & Pour: After the tea has steeped, carefully strain out the tea leaves and pour the cold brew tea into glasses or over ice.
- Enjoy!: You can enjoy your cold brew green tea as is sweetened with natural sweetener, or with a splash of lemon or other fruit juice.
Before you brew, it is important to choose high quality green tea leaves. Many high-end grocery stores, specialty tea shops, or online tea sellers sell loose-leaf high-grade green tea.
Also remember that the longer the tea steeps, the stronger the flavor will be. So, if you’re worried about over-extraction of green tea, reduce the steeping time by about half and adjust taste accordingly.
Cold brewing green tea is a simple and delicious way to make a refreshing iced tea that you can enjoy as is or with a splash of fruit juice. So, give this method a try and enjoy the perfect cold brew green tea!