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Cold brewed tea has a more delicate flavor and is less bitter than the traditional hot steeped tea. Here’s why: the lower temperatures prevent the tea from releasing all of the harsh tannins that result in a bitter taste.
The best thing about the process of making cold brew tea? There’s no need to turn on the stove which is such a relief in the dead of summer. Of course, there will be some waiting involved but the end result is so worth it.
Tips for Making The Best Cold Brewed Tea
- Use cold filtered water
- Use a glass jar or container
- Add one tea bag (or one tablespoon of loose leaf tea) for every cup of water
- Cover and refrigerate overnight
Need to see the whole process in action? Watch Thomas Joseph from Everyday Food explain how cold brewed tea works:
Once you are a pro at making cold brew tea then you may want to experiment by adding citrus zest, herbs like mint or basil or sliced peaches to your tea while it steeps.