Now that you've entered the wonderful world of loose leaf tea, you know that grocery store tea bags are just not worthy of you! Never can they compare to to the flavors, the aromas and and the health benefits of fresh quality artisan blends. Once you get the hang of it, it's easy, quick, and you'll never go back to the dark side! The main thing you need to remember when brewing iced tea is use LESS water and MORE tea so that when you add ice you don't water down your drink.
I recommend this method if you want to drink it right now.
**If you're making several glasses or a pitcher, I recommend steeping your leaves over the stove (remember to turn the heat off before adding leaves) and using a kitchen strainer to separate the steeped leaves form the brewed "liquor".
Tea Spout Tea
Steeper ( I recommend the Tea Genie for a nice tall 24oz iced blend).
Fresh water (filtered if possible)
Programmable tea kettle (Walmart.com has a ton of them) stove or microwave
Step 1: Read the package for steeping time and water instructions
Step 2: Prepare water according to package
Step 3: Add 1.5 T of tea, 1 tsp. extra herbs if desired, and 12oz water per serving
Step 4: Set a timer according to package
Step 5: Remover steeper from tea (or if you're using the Tea Genie, just sit it atop your cup)
Step 6: Optional. Add Matcha, sweeteners, and milks. I like vanilla matcha, agave or brown sugar!
Step 7: Add a couple of ice cubes and stir to chill. This step is important to avoid iced tea without ice (one of my greatest pet peeves😩).
Step 8: Pour over ice
Step 9: Happy sipping!
Re-steep those leaves for a second glass! Just add a minute to the steeping time.
METHOD 2: COLD BREW
I prefer this method for tea I am going to drink later.
48oz fresh cold water
3 Tabelspoons Tea
Step 1 : Add 3T. tea to filter and close
Step 2: Add water and filter to pitcher
Step 3: Refrigerate overnight or place in the sun for at least four hours
Step 4: Pour over ice and enjoy!
***We also offer convenient pre-filled, drop in pitcher sized bags in every flavor available in our online shop.
* Never re-boil water. It loses oxygen and produces a flat taste. You don't deserve that!
* Pouring water at a roaring boing over leaves may scald them and diminsh flavor.
* Don't cover your leaves while they are steeping in hot water. Allowing oxygen to circulate while steeping offers maximum flavor.
* Many of our blends contain healthy herbs but you can always add more!
* An Iced Matcha after lunch will help digest your food and stimulate your mind helping you get over that afternoon slump. Ugh!