For those after an unsweetened alternative to iced tea, cold brewing is the way to go. As starting point for cold brewed teas, refer to our Brew Guide for making 300ml tea. Then, you’ll want to:
- Maintain the same tea to water ratio e.g. if 5g is required for 300ml, use 50g for 3L. Weigh out your dose of tea for the desired amount of brew and place in a large jug.
- Rinse the leaves with the same temperature water advised in the brew guide. This will speed up the brewing process. Allow leaves to steep for 5 seconds and then strain and discard this water. Now you’re ready to brew.
- Add cold filtered water to your jug and allow the tea to steep for 1 hour. After 1 hour has passed, taste a small amount of the tea to see if the brew is at the desired strength.
- Repeat this process until you are happy with the taste of the tea.
- Once brewed, pass the tea through a strainer to remove the leaf and store in the fridge. This can be stored in the fridge usually up to 7 days.
- Serve chilled or on ice all summer long.
Here are some teas we’ve cold brewed below in 1.5L batches.
Brew time: 7 hours