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The Cold Brew Technique

This technique works excellently for Iced tea. There is no heat involved and the liquor produced is extremely strong. A variety of ingredients can be added later, such as fresh fruits or fruit juices to enhance the flavor of tea. But do remember, sugar never completely dissolves in iced tea, so honey works better. Fun fact : Freshly prepared Iced tea has twenty times the antioxidants as its bottled counterparts.

Step 1: Drop loose tea leaves in a tall jar. Add a teaspoon extra than recommended quantity. (We used 6 teaspoons of tea leaves for 1 liter of water)


Step 2: FIll it with water. Cover the jar and leave it overnight (At least 8 hours). And if you leave it in the refrigerator, you can skip ice cubes and serve it straight.


Step 3: Strain the tea to remove leaves.


Step 4: Dilute it to desired strength. If you are adding honey, now is a good time.


Step 5: And this is the point where you can go crazy with your creativity. Add fresh cut fruits, or juices of citrus fruits like lemon, orange, etc. to make great mocktails. Garnish with discs of pineapple, rinds of lemon or sprigs of mint, so it looks just as good as it tastes.


Step 5: Serve with lots of ice.

P.S: The sweetened tea tastes pretty amazing even without all the window decorations. So in case you aren’t feeling up to it, just add some ice and honey and swig it. It will be just as refreshing.

Information couretesy of:

Tea Box