Brewing Iced Tea
Any tea can make a delicious iced tea. These are a few of our favorites who's flavors are especially enhanced when served chilled.
To brew a refreshing glass of iced tea, the objective is to first create a tea concentrate that will later be diluted. The key to creating your tea concentrate is using half the amount of hot water during the brewing process compared to the amount of water you would use for brewing a cup of hot tea. Once the tea concentrate is finished brewing, you may then dilute it with ice or cold water.
|Herbal Tea||212°||3 to 5 min|
|White Tea||200°||4 to 6 min|
|Green Tea||180° to 190°||3 to 4 min|
|Oolong Tea||190° to 200°||2 to 4 min|
|Black Tea||190° to 200°||3 to 5 min|
|Pu-erh Tea||200° to 212°||3 to 5 min|
Ingredients & Tools
Makes 1/2 Gallon / 64oz / 2 quarts
- Tea - your choice , dry leaf.- 1/2 cup for dense teas or- 1.5 cups for bulky or lightweight teas.
- Tea infuser - basket or paper.
- 2 quart container - heat resistant.
- 1 quart hot water.
- 1 quart cold water.
- Fresh ice cubes.
Brewing Your Iced Tea Concentrate
- Place tea in infuser.
- Place infuser in 2 quart container.
- Add hot water.
- Steep 5 minutes, then remove tea infuser.
- Add 1 quart of cold water.
- Pour into a glass over ice.
- Sip and enjoy!
Things to Remember
- Fresh ice or filtered water is important for avoiding tainted tea flavor.
- You can refrigerate your tea concentrate for up to 2 days