Love Iced Tea? Try Cold Brew Tea!
Summer and cold brew teas just go together! Cold brewing tea is a great way to enjoy your favorite iced teas. Brewed cold, the flavors shift just a bit, allowing for another way to explore the complexities of tea.
Steeping tea in cold water instead of hot water yields a sweet and smooth cup, due to the slow steeping process. Tannins which create astringency do not get extracted from the tea leaves, resulting in a mellow and sweet infusion.
Cold brew tea isn’t difficult. You only need tea, water and time! And sweetener, if you prefer. You’ll want to cold brew teas a little stronger than traditional brewing. Use 1.5 times the amount of leaf you typically use.
How to Make Cold Brew Tea
Cold brew tea is simple, delicious and mistake-proof! Give it a try today:
- Put 6 tablespoons of tea leaves into a pitcher
- Add 4 cups cold water
- Cover and chill for 6-24 hours
- Strain the tea leaves out, and enjoy!
Cold Brew Tea Accessories
20 Ounce Teaze Infuser
Our 20 ounce Teaze infuser is a revolutionary method for making hot or cold brewed teas. The infuser is equipped with a unique shut-off valve that controls the flow of liquid from the infuser to the cup. Place the infuser over a cup, and the weight of the unit will open the valve and allow the infused tea to flow into the cup.
The Big Iced Tea Pitcher
Brew iced tea for the whole family with this 1-gallon pitcher. The pitcher is BPA-free with a silicone handle, and includes a stainless steel Mesh Brew Core.
Teas for Cold Brewing Iced Tea
Passion Fruit Black Tea
This flavored black tea is perfect for cold brewing tea. Bold, rich flavors of black tea are enhanced with tangy sweet passion fruit in this decadent tea. Dreamy floral notes peek through in the rose blossoms, sunflower blossoms and cornflowers. Passion fruit and papaya round out this dramatically beautiful blend, while black tea offers up a velvety, rich mouthfeel.
August Peach Oolong
The cold brew process highlights the natural sweetness of oolong tea. This tea is dripping with rosy peach notes. After the initial sweetness come the woodsy oolong notes with hints of cocoa and roasted fruits.
Caribbean Colada Rooibos
This velvety smooth rooibos is like a pina colada without the calories. Sweet notes of banana, pineapple and coconut blossom in your mouth with every sip. The mouthfeel is rich and creamy with a playful lightness.
Black Currant Hibiscus Fruit Tisane
This fruity blend is a delicious, caffeine-free tea that is packed with flavor, not sugar. The big berry notes are both tart and smooth. Black currants, hibiscus blossoms, three types of berries and sour cherry create a strong, vivid infusion. And of course its bright, vibrant color makes it a joy to see and drink.
When making cold brew tea, experiment with the length of brew time and tea types. Always taste your tea before adding sweetener. Cold Brew teas draw out more of Mother Nature’s natural sweetness, especially in oolongs.
If you want to sweeten your tea, we suggest local honey or simple syrup. Simple syrup can be made ahead of time, and is equal parts cane sugar and water, simmered to dissolve the sugar. You can also add a squeeze of lemon or orange, or add a sprig of mint. Enjoy!