Your Guide To Making Cold Brew Iced Tea (+ 3 Recipes!)

Cold brew means gently pulling out flavours and nutrients. Because of the longer steeping time, you gain more flavour/nutrients while reducing bitterness from the tea.

Cold brew means gently pulling out flavours and nutrients. Because of the longer steeping time, you gain more flavour/nutrients while reducing bitterness. Predominantly herbal and fruit based teas are best as they don’t get bitter and you can steep them for a longer period of time. If your preference is more green and black teas, don’t worry – they can be cold brewed as well! Be mindful of steeping time to prevent bitterness. It’s as simple as taking a sip to see if you like the current flavour profile or feel like it needs more steeping time.

 

Cold Brew Peach Pie Iced Tea

Directions:

We have simplified in 5 easy steps how to achieve home cold brewed tea with any of your favourite types of tea. 

  1. Place 2 teaspoons of loose leaf tea per cup into a pitcher or a jar. You can place into an infuser or allow them to freely roam around, steep and release all their flavours. 
  2. Pour 2 cups of room temperature or cold water into the pitcher. Feel free to add in some seasonal fruits to cold steep along with the tea. 
  3. Cover the pitcher and place in the refrigerator. 
  4. After cold steeping, take a sip and see if you’ve reached your ideal brew time. If you think it was steeping for too long and is now too strong, simply mix in more cold water. Once you have reached your ideal cold brew taste, pour it through a fine mesh strainer to remove the loose leaf tea. 
  5. Finally, the easiest step of all.. pour yourself a glass, sit back and enjoy! 

Recipe:

  1. 2 tsp Peach Pie, loose leaf tea
  2. pitcher or mason jar
  3. 2 cups water, room temp
  4. a few lemons, peaches, strawberries
  5. tea infuser
  6. fine mesh strainer

Kid Friendly Peach Pie Iced Tea

Get creative at home with the whole family and build your own iced tea blends. Use brewed iced tea as the base and put a twist on an old time classic! Make it your own by adding soda water for some carbonation, fun straws and fruit garnishes. And – try sweetening it up with honey or simple syrups. This is a refreshing healthy alternative to juice and other sugary drinks that we all crave in the hot summer months.

Directions:

  1. Steep Peach Pie tea cold with 1 cup of water for 10 minutes to an hour.
  2. Mix together the lime/lemon juice, sweetener, Peach Pie iced tea.
  3. Pour over ice and top with sparkling water.
  4. Add fun straws and garnish with peaches. 

 Recipe: 

  1. 1oz fresh lime or lemon juice                              
  2. ½ cup sparkling water
  3. 2 tsp peach pie loose leaf Tease Tea
  4. 1 cup water
  5. 1 peach, sliced
  6. ½ oz sweetener like simple syrup or honey
  7. Ice
  8. Fun straws

Adult Peach Pie Tea Cocktail

With iced tea, nearly anything goes! Feeling floral? Gin pairs very well with tea blends that feature notes of flowers. We will be making a gin cocktail using soda water, hibiscus infused iced tea and a floral garnish.

Directions:

  1. Steep Peach Pie tea cold with 1 cup of water for 10 minutes to an hour.
  2. Mix together the gin, lime juice and simple syrup in a shaker bottle filled halfway with ice and shake well for 15 seconds.
  3. Fill mason jar with ice and pour mixture over top.
  4. Strain the tea and pour into the mason jar.
  5. Top with sparkling water and garnish with mint leaves.

Recipe: 

  1. 2 oz gin 
  2. 1 oz fresh lime or lemon juice
  3. ½ cup sparkling water
  4. 2 tsp peach pie loose leaf Tease Tea
  5. 1 cup water
  6. ½ oz simple syrup
  7. ice

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