making Iced Tea
Any tea can make a delicious iced tea in just 4 minutes. When making iced tea, the objective is to first make a double strength concentrate, then dilute it with cold water. Also try a cold brew process, leaving leaves in cold water and placed in your refrigerator overnight. Iced tea concentrate can be stored in your refrigerator for 48 hours. Listed below are a few of our favorites whose flavors are especially enhanced when served chilled.
Our Favorite Teas iced
Any tea can make a delicious iced tea. These are a few of our favorites whose flavors are especially enhanced when served chilled.
- Ceylon (Black)
- Nilgiri Blue Mountain (Black)
- Yuzu Black (Black)
- Blackberry Fig (Black)
- Ginger Peach (Black)
- Jasmine Harmony (Green)
- Jasmine Lemongrass (Green)
- Jasmine Tulsi (Green)
- Mild Mint (Green)
- Tropical Green (Green)
- Bird Song (Oolong)
- Berry White (White)
- Haiku (White)
- Orange Fennel (White)
- Ruby Nectar (Herbal)
- Clementine Sunset (Herbal)
- Red Hot Hibiscus (Herbal)
- Lime Twist (Herbal)
- Lemon Hibiscus (Herbal)
Ingredients & Tools
Makes 64oz (2 quarts) brewed iced tea.
- Loose Leaf Tea: 4 tsp for Black, Green, Oolong, Puerh. 4 Tbsp for bulkier teas like White and some Herbals.
- Tea infuser - basket or paper.
- 64oz vessel for brewed tea.
- Hot Water, 32oz.
- Cold water, 32oz.
- Fresh ice cubes.
- Heat 1 quart water to suggested temperature for the type of tea you are brewing (See chart below).
- Scoop dry tea leaf into infuser.
- Place infuser in brewing vessel.
- Pour 32 oz hot water into brewing vessel ensuring the tea leaves are submerged within the infuser.
- Steep for desired time for desired strength of concentrate. More time = stronger brew. See suggested brewing time chart below.
- Remove tea infuser.
- Add 32 oz cold water.
- Pour over ice & enjoy!
|Black||190° - 200°||3 - 5 min|
|Green||180° - 190°||3 - 4 min|
|Oolong||190° - 200°||2 - 4 min|
|Pu-erh||190° - 212°||3 - 5 min|
|White||180°||4 - 6 min|
|Herbal||212°||3 - 5 min|
- Tea brewing is a function of leaf, temp, and time.
- It takes only 2 grams worth of tea (about the weight of a dime) to make an 8 oz cup. Generally, a mounded teaspoon is plenty, keeping in mind that the bulkier the tea, the bulkier the scoopful needed.
- Teas - especially oolongs - can be steeped multiple times.
- The higher the grade of tea, the more steepings you can expect.