You actually don’t need hot water for a cold brew tea!
Cold brewing is a process where tea leaves are steeped in cold water only and refrigerated overnight. Though chilled tea may sound like blasphemy, more and more tea lovers are swapping their hot mug for a cold cup.
All you need to do is add a few spoons of tea and cold water to a bottle and leave it in the fridge overnight. Voila! You could use any drink bottle or jug. When you steep tea in cold water less catechins and tannins and it’s a lot lower in caffeine. The tea is also higher in Vitamin C. Less bitter tasting chemicals are released, so your tea will also taste sweeter and milder, complimenting delicate flavours.
Cold brewing is a great way to bring out new flavours in your old favourite teas if you’re a bit of a foodie. You can be creative and add other ingredients to fill it up with booze instead of water to create a tea infused spirit. Try adding Earl Grey + gin. It’s a great flavour combination and will give your gin & tonic an extra kick.
Heres our recommendation of tea blends for cold brew:
Mint Oolong https://www.jrink.com.hk/product-page/mint-oolong
A splash of mint and hibiscus provides this oolong tea with a hint of sourness and freshness. Green oolong has a rather lighter taste compared to other oolong teas, it goes smoothly on the tongue, and it light texture goes exceptionally well with peppermint and hibiscus without overpowering them. Serve this tea cold, and let it freshen up your hot summer day.
Green seduction https://www.jrink.com.hk/product-page/green-seduction
The floral and fruity notes can 100% capture your attention and make you ask for more; crafting on top of the light bodied and mellow green tea, rosebuds, freeze-dried raspberry pieces and cranberry slices are generously infused. The rosebuds not only provide the tea with an irresistible fragrance, but also a tons of health beneficial properties, such as promoting clear skin and boosting immune system.
Everyone is intrigued by the golden colour of this blend of tea; with osmanthus added, the fragrance profile of this tea has been elevated to another level. Crafted with oolong with half open leaves, the oolong taste is rich, but yet delicate, which together with the osmanthus, a mild, floral and nutty taste is delivered to your taste buds.
We considered this blend as masala chai with a modern twist. This unique blend combines both black tea and green tea to produce a lighter texture for those who has a more delicate taste buds. This creation also merges with a wide range of spices, ranging from cardamom to orange peels.
Muscat Hamburg https://www.jrink.com.hk/product-page/muscat-hamburg
A fruity explosion ignited by kyoho grapes; the subtle yet aromatic fragrance is destined to help you alleviate stress. Combined with black tea, this blend of black tea is mellow and mild without covering the delicate flavours of the grape, but elevates and compliments it with a touch of bitterness.