Cold Brew Iced Tea Loose Leaf – Iced Tea Recipe

Cold Brew Iced Tea Loose Leaf – Iced Tea Recipe

Cold Brew Iced Tea Loose Leaf – Iced Tea Recipe

It’s starting to get warm out there. Summer is right around the corner and for a tea company, this means everyone is putting down their cup of hot liquid goodness, and moving on to something that helps keep the sweat off their brow. Enter… Iced Tea.

For most of us, iced tea is not something that we make regularly, and unless the package specifically states “iced tea” you might find yourself a little confused on how iced tea is actually made. In this post, I’m going to help break it down for you, and show you a few different ways you can easily make iced tea at home using the tea you already have on the shelf.

Supplies Needed:

  1. Loose leaf tea
  2. TeaSac’s
  3. Mesh Tea Filter or any kind of filter used for tea
  4. Regular pitcher or pitcher designed with build in filter
  5. (optional) – Honey, Lemon, Sugar, Cucumber or any other type of add-in
  6. Water – preferably filtered

Iced Tea Recipe # 1 Cold Brew Iced Tea

I call this method, the “set it and forget it iced tea”. This is probably the easiest way to make iced tea if you are not in a hurry. You can easily use this method any time of the day, but I usually like to do this right before I go to bed, so I can wake up on a hot sunny day and my iced tea will be waiting for me.

  1. Grab a pitcher, any pitcher will do, but I recommend getting a pitcher that has a filter built right in, such as the ForLife Flask Glass Iced Tea Jug 64oz, but if you don’t have one, using a TeaSac # 3 or # 4 will work, or you can even put the tea directly into the pitcher and filter it later.
  2. Measure out the appropriate amount of tea per fl. oz using the instructions on the packaging. Usually, 1 tsp / 8 oz works best. So if you are using a 64oz pitcher, you would need 8 teaspoons of tea.
  3. (optional step) Add honey, sugar, cucumber, lemon or any other add-ins into the pitcher
  4. Pour in room temperature or cold water.
  5. Put pitcher in the fridge and let the tea steep.
  6. White or green tea usually steeps for 6 – 8 hours, black, oolong and herbal for 8 – 12 hours.
  7. Serve with or without ice

Iced Tea Recipe # 2 Half & Half

I call this method “half & half” because it requires half hot water, half cold / room temperature water and is ready to drink in about 2-3 hours.

  1. Grab your pitcher and a separate glass container such as a measuring cup (the second container is where you will steep the tea, and it must be at least half the size as the pitcher)
  2. Measure out twice the normal amount of tea, so if your tea suggests 1 tsp / 8 oz, then use 2 tsp / 8 oz. Put the measured tea into the separate container either inside a TeaSac # 3 or # 4, mesh filter or directly into the container.
  3. Heat half the amount of water to the recommended temperature. If you are using black, oolong or herbal tea than 212 degrees, green / white tea 175 -185 degrees.
  4. Pour the heated water into the separate container with the tea and steep for the appropriate amount of time depending on the tea.
  5. (optional step) Add honey, sugar, cucumber, lemon or any other add-ins into the pitcher
  6. While the tea is steeping, pour room temperature or cold water into the pitcher.
  7. After the tea has steeped, remove the TeaSac or filter and pour tea into the pitcher with the room temperature or cold water. If you steeped the tea directly in the second container, use a filter of some kind while pouring the tea into the pitcher and filter and the tea.
  8. Put pitcher in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours
  9. Pour tea over ice or directly into the glass, and enjoy

Iced Tea Recipe # 3 Hot & Easy

The name of this recipe is exactly how this is done. Brew hot and put in the fridge, that’s it!

  1. Fill your pitcher, Teasac, or filter with the appropriate amount of tea. If your tea calls for 1 tsp / 8 oz, and you are using a 64 oz pitcher, then add 8 tsp of tea.
  2. Heat water to appropriate temperature depending on the tea
  3. (optional step) Add honey, sugar, cucumber, lemon or any other add-ins into the pitcher
  4. Pour heated water into the pitcher with the tea and steep for the appropriate amount of time
  5. Remove tea from the pitcher
  6. Put pitcher in the fridge and let sit for 8 – 12 hours
  7. That was easy!

Making iced tea is so easy.

Below is a list of some of my favorite teas that I use to make iced tea at home for the fam! Let me know which one is your favorite.

Best Loose Leaf Tea For Iced Tea

  1. English Breakfast
  2. Creamy Coconut Breeze
  3. Creamy Earl Grey
  4. Georgia on my mind
  5. Green Tea Mango
  6. In The Garden
  7. Just Peachy
  8. Lemon Delight Green Tea
  9. Morrocan Mint
  10. Pina Colada
  11. Princess Jasmine
  12. Summer Fruit Green Rooibos
  13. Tea With Nonna

Sincerely,
Ryan Conlon
Employee of Jesus Christ

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