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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

How To Make Flavorful Cold Brew Ice Tea

Check out this new way to make ice tea.

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 Summertime is perfect for a tall glass of cold refreshing ice tea. When you make your ice tea this summer you need to try a more flavorful way of making ice tea. To make an ice tea with more flavor and less bitter, you new to try the cold brew method. You may have heard how delicious cold brew coffee is and when you cold brew your tea, you get the same delicious flavor from the tea bags. Making cold brew tea has many advantages over methods of tea brewing. You may know how to make iced with the hot water method or even sun tea but cold brew is way different. You simply brew the tea bags in cold water. Just like cold brew coffee, you let the tea bags brew in the cold water for 15 to 36 hours. This may seem like a long time to make ice tea but trust me it is so worth the wait as the cold brewing method brings out an amazing flavor and takes away the bitter taste that hot tea tends to have. Cold brew ice tea even has more healthy antioxidants and less caffeine. For someone who is sensitive to caffeine, less caffeine means I can indulge in a bigger glass of ice tea on a hot summer day. I do think that ice tea does a better job of refreshing me over cold water.



The best tea for ice tea



When I make ice tea, I like to use unique flavored tea. Sometimes I use green tea and sometimes I will use black tea. The tea that I am enjoying this summer is an indulgent black chai tea. This delicious tea combines a blend of aromatic herbs, spices, and premium black tea and this makes the best refreshing ice tea. The tea is packed in a pyramid tea bag that allows for the perfect release of aroma and flavor. The slow cold brew method allows even more flavor to be released into my perfect glass of ice tea.



Many flavors of tea to enjoy spring or summer

 Wissotzky Tea Company makes four delicious flavors of there chai teas so I can have a variety of ice tea all summer. My favorite flavor is Salted Caramel Chai but the other flavors are equally delicious. The Salted Caramel Chai combines sweet and savory with cinnamon, ginger root, cloves, sea salt, and cardamom. In the winter I enjoy the Pumpkin Spiced Chai as the warm water makes the cinnamon and ginger blend so well with the pumpkin pieces, cloves, cardamom, black pepper, and chili. The Artisan Spiced Tea collection is kosher and non-GMO.



 The cold brew method is my preferred way to make ice tea but if I am short on time, I will make my ice tea with hot water and just add ice after the tea bags brew. I like drinking ice tea all summer and I drink several glasses a day. I never feel guilty about drinking ice tea as tea is good for you. Tea is loaded with antioxidants. I only add a bit of sweetener as the cold brew ice tea brings out such a good flavor from all the spices and herbs and since it is less bitter, I don't need much sugar.

How to Make The Perfect Cold-Brewed Iced Tea



Cold-Brewed:

Combine 8 cups cold water and 10 tea bags in a pitcher. Cover and refrigerate 15 to 36 hours, until it's the strength you like. Remove the tea bags.

Serve in Tall Glass with Lemon wedge or a few berries for an extra kick of flavor.

 Hot-Brewed:

Bring 8 cups water to a simmer; remove from the heat and add 6 tea bags. Let steep about 4 minutes, until it's the strength you like. Remove the tea bags. Let cool, then transfer to a pitcher, cover and refrigerate.



  Do you like ice tea or ice coffee?

If you are more of a coffee drinker, make sure to check out my recipes for delicious cold brew coffee.


Easy Cold Brew Coffee For One

 https://www.momknowsbest.net/2019/06/easy-cold-brew-coffee-for-one.html


How To Make Cold Brew Coffee




26 comments:

  1. I bet that salted caramel chai is amazing. I love that these can be cold brewed. I am a tea addict and I can't wait to give these a try.

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  2. Yes please, I just love iced tea. I will have to make this for sure. In the hot summer weather, I always need a drink nearby.

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  3. Oh I bet these are all awesome. I LOVE cold brew so I will have to stock up on these.

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  4. I'll have to try cold brewing some tea some time. I love to drink a lot of tea this time of year. Lemon tea is my absolute favorite.

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  5. I love posts like this about different teas. It's really simple to just brew up some bags, add sugar and ice and drink. That gets old quick! I like these flavorful tea recipes.

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  6. This is perfect for my southern friends who love their tea! Now I have something special to serve them when they visit!

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  7. Definitely a must try! I love making homemade iced tea as you can control the sweetness.

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  8. This is the perfect season for cold tea! My daughters go crazy over it and it's great to make it at home!

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  9. I love this! I have been making different versions of homemade Arnold Palmers all summer!

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  10. You enlightened me on this subject because I have to be honest I knew very little about it, in fact for nothing ... but it's interesting for those who work like me in this field ...

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  11. Toni | Boulder LocavoreJuly 11, 2019 at 6:01 AM

    This looks really refreshing! A great way to cool down this summer!

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  12. I am a true tea player cold or hot. I am sure it will quench your thitst having to get those good looking cold iced tea. There is something about this drink that makes me hooked.

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  13. Iced tea is so refreshing in the summer. It would look so nice to bring out a tray to the patio.

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  14. Mmm I love iced tea in the summer, it's so refreshing! Thanks for sharing this, I'll have to try making it.

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  15. I like tea and coffee, but generally prefer coffee. My favorite thing to do with iced tea is to throw in some lemonade for an Arnold Palmer!

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  16. The tea flavors are glamorous! I would love to try any of them.

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  17. I just found out how to cold brew coffee and I am in love! I guess I had not even considered tea until now! Will have to give that a go next!

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  18. I love ice tea, it is my favorite summer drink, love it. I will try this cocktail over the weekend, will let you know how i did lol.

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  19. This is sooo cool. I love ice teas and always do mine at home specially now that the summer hear is just over the top. Would really love to try this brand also.

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  20. I love coffee and cold brew always taste better to me

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  21. its definitely ice tea season. I love coming up with my own tea flavor combos!

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  22. Cold brew iced tea? Oh my yum! That sounds so delicious! I would like to try making this for summer! Great timing

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  23. I love iced tea! I am from the south so I love sweet tea. I have never made cold brew tea. I will have to try making cold brew tea sometime. Thanks for the helpful tips on how to do it!

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  24. Tea lover like me dont like to miss such recipe. I will definitely going to try this

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  25. I'm a huge fan of coffee and tea however I've never tried iced or cold brew. I need to try this out.

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  26. I have never had iced tea, but these look lovely flavours to try this summer. Vicky

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