Cold brew tea: what it can do and how to use it
What actually is cold brew tea?
Cold Brew - Tea is a way of brewing tea by steeping tea leaves or bags in cold or lukewarm water instead of brewing them in hot water. Unlike traditional hot tea brewing, where the tea is brewed in hot water, cold brew tea is brewed at cool temperatures, resulting in the tea tasting smoother and less bitter.
To prepare cold brew tea, you can soak loose tea leaves or tea bags in cold water and then let it steep in the fridge or at room temperature for several hours. Depending on the type of tea and personal taste, the steeping time may vary, but it is recommended to let the tea steep for at least 6-8 hours or overnight.
Stop! That used to be the case.
Our cold brew is so much easier to prepare for you: take the cold brew of your choice, pour cold or lukewarm water over it, let it steep for about 10 minutes and here we are: your cold brew is now ready to drink!
Cold brew tea can also be flavored with different flavors and ingredients such as slices of lemon, mint leaves or pieces of ginger. At the end you can also add fresh fruit, homemade fruit ice cubes or fruit puree. There are no limits to your imagination here. It's a refreshing way to enjoy tea and a great option for hot summer days or if you prefer a smoother tea.
This is how Cold Brew Tea is made!
The production of organic cold brew tea is similar to traditional cold brew tea, however, when using organic tea leaves or bags, strict requirements and standards must be followed to ensure the end product meets organic guidelines.
First, the tea leaves or tea bags must be organic, which means they must be grown exclusively without the use of synthetic pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Good for you! They should also be grown in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner, taking into account biodiversity and ecosystem preservation. Good for the environment!
The tea leaves or tea bags should then be steeped in cold or room temperature water, as is done in traditional cold brew tea making. It's important that your water is clean and free of contaminants to ensure your end product is healthy and safe to consume.
After the Organic Cold Brew tea has been steeped for the desired steeping time, it is filtered and poured into a bottle or pitcher for storage. You can then serve the tea cold and, depending on your taste, refine it with additional aromas and ingredients such as fruits, herbs or spices.
So that your end product is actually still organic afterwards, please make sure that all the ingredients and flavors you use also meet the organic standards.
That's the difference between Iced Tea and Cold Brew Tea!
As an iced tea, you can prepare almost any tea as you have always done it. After your tea has gone through its normal steeping time under hot or boiling water, it goes into the fridge to cool down. Green and white teas, as well as herbal and fruit tea blends are best suited here.
Cold brew tea, on the other hand, is poured directly with cold or lukewarm water and can be enjoyed immediately after the brewing time. All varieties are prepared just for you so that you get a perfect taste without becoming bitter or overpowering. A real game changer and time saver.
You can now top both with fresh fruit, herbs or ice cubes of your choice. Cheers!
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