Making Cold Brew tea
Cold Brew, i.e. cold-extracted tea, cools and refreshes. It contains less caffeine and tannins than regular, hot tea, but it is still extremely easy to prepare.
It's worth taking the time to prepare cold-extracted tea, even though it doesn't require much effort. While hot tea is prepared in minutes, good CB tea can be obtained in hours. Fortunately, the tea is prepared as if by itself when the ingredients are together.
With this basic guide, you'll learn how to make Cold Brew tea like a pro. You will also get tips for your own experiments. Drinking tea is first and foremost a matter of taste, so the only limit is your own tea heaven! Check out the Hot & Cold tea in particular, which is perfect for serving cold.
For 4 servings you need:
- 6 teaspoons of loose tea or 3 tea bags
- 1 liter of room temperature water
With these dimensions, a medium-strength tea is produced. You can dilute the ready-made tea simply by adding water. If you notice that the tea is too mild for your taste, add half as much tea to the next batch.
Here's how you can:
- Start making the tea by measuring the tea into a jug or other, preferably a glass container. You can use tea packaged in any way: tea bags, tea leaves or matcha tea powder. Matcha cold-extracted tea is prepared in a different way, you can find tips and advice conveniently on our matcha tea page. A wonderful CB tea can be obtained by using tea specially intended for cold extraction.
- Pour water over it. When you use room temperature water, extraction starts faster. You can also use cold water or even ice.
- Cover the container with a lid or cap. If you use a pressure pot to make tea, put the lid on the jug and press the strainer part downwards by about a centimeter.
- First let the tea stand at room temperature for 15-30 minutes and then put it in the refrigerator. In this way, graduation starts faster. If you are in a hurry, you can also put the tea directly in the fridge.
- The tea can be brewed in the cold for 8-20 hours, depending a little on the tea and how strong you want the tea to be. Roughly speaking, black tea takes the longest, green and white tea the least. You can taste the tea if you are unsure.
- When the extraction time has ended, Siivilöi do. Some people pour the tea through a filter bag, but the pressure cooker's own strainer is also suitable.
- Pour the finished tea into glasses and enjoy as is. Cold brewed tea is usually already sweeter than hot tea. However, if you want, you can sweeten the tea with syrup.
- You can make a large batch of cold-extracted tea at once, as it will keep in the cold for 3-4 days. It is best as soon as it is finished. And who would wait that long to get hold of this delicacy?
- When you're ready to explore the possibilities of CB tea, try mixing different tea flavors: put berry black tea and lemony green tea in the same water, for example. The Hot & Cold tea series already has exciting flavor combinations.
- When measuring the tea, you can add berries or fruits to the mix. New, fresh flavor combinations are ready!
- If you want to make cold brewed tea in minutes, try matcha green tea powder . To make it, you need slightly different extracts than the ones described here, so see the instructions for making matcha tea .