photo by Haley Ivers
Cold-brewing is fantastic.
When you taste cold-brew coffee, it's just something different. Smoother. Sweeter. Lighter.
Well, the same can be said for tea. Heat brings out some flavors and masks others... and it especially brews up those tannins. Cold does not, so there may be cold-brew tea health benefits for that reason. You'll get the same amount of antioxidants, but with less bitterness!
If you love iced tea, or just getting creative in the kitchen, you'll find that cold-brewing tea unlocks whole new worlds of flavor.
This is our cold brew tea recipe guide, in just five easy steps. We're featuring our healthy tea bb Karma Chamomilean, which was developed with hot summer nights in mind.
All you'll need is:
• Glass container (pickling jar, carafe, etc.), 1 liter or larger
• Lid or cover for container
• 1 ounce loose tea
• 1 liter cold or room-temp water (filtered if ya got it)
Combine. In a glass container, fill with your tea and water.
Tip! Crush the tea a little bit with your hands. This will release its natural oils and aromas to make the best tasting cup of tea.
Cover. The container with a top or lid, give it a little shake and place it in the refrigerator or cool, shaded area.
Wait. For 6 to 9 hours. Waiting is the hardest part. Waiting is so hard. We hate waiting, too.
Tip! Some teas have stronger flavors than others. Our delicious Edith Grey, for instance, has real bergamot oil, which is too strong for cold brew. Feel free to ask us, if you're unsure. We kinda love talking about tea.
Strain. Using a mesh sieve or cheesecloth, strain your cold-brewed tea and discard the tea remains (compost if you can <3)
All of our organic tea recipes feature anti inflammatory teas, adaptogenic teas, and just plain deliciousness. Tea bags. Organic tea leaves. You name it. Browse more [here].
Get yourself some now.
Our recommended iced bb (but try any of your favorites!):