Cold brew iced tea makes the best iced tea. No more cloudy tea!
All you need to do is take some loose tea or tea bags and steep in cold water overnight in the refrigerator. Done!
Cold brewing is a slow and gentle process where tea steeps in cold water, covered, for hours in the refrigerator and makes the best iced tea. Cold brewing makes a sweeter, smoother tasting tea since tannins, which make tea bitter, aren't steeped out of the tea in cold water the way it does in hot water. Another bonus is cold brewing is perfect for hot summer months.
Not all tea is cold brewed for the same amount of time. Green tea is tricker to cold brew. Black tea, Herbal; tea, and Oolong tea is the easiest and should be brewed for 12 hours. White tea brews for 6 hours. Green tea brews for 3-6 hours. Go by your personal taste.
Make and store your tea in glass containers since plastic tends to stain and leave behind odors
Cold brewed tea can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
For 2 servings use 2 cups water and 1 T. loose tea or 2 tea bags. For 4 servings use 1 quart or 4 c. water and 2 T. loose tea or 4 tea bags. For 8 servings use 2 quarts or 8 cups water and 4 T. loose tea or 8 tea bags. **My personal preference is loose tea in an infuser as I believe the tea tastes better when it can move around as opposed to bags.