How To Make Cold Brew Tea - Recipes You Must Try This Summer 2020

Friday, 3 July 2020  |  The Tea Makers of London

How To Make Cold Brew Tea 

Little water droplets form on the outside of the glass jug as I move the latest batch of cold brewed tea from the fridge here at The Tea Makers HQ. The tea has been gently brewing over night and I am very excited to taste the latest flavour of our enticingly delicious summer project. I pour the gentle yellowy green liquid into a glass and - with a great sense of anticipation - I take the first sip. The flavour is understated and mild yet a true testament to the exquisite quality of the tea.

This delicate way of brewing showcases the beautiful work of our tea artisans. Cold brewing is a simple and easy technique that produces a delicious and truly wonderful thirst quencher.

Cold brewing brings out the natural sweetness in the tea leaves. Therefore, this type of tea is a tasty way of staying hydrated during the hot months of summer.

Depending on the type of tea, it offers various health benefits such as antioxidants and is a great way to add a little natural and sugar-free sweetness to your fresh water. The NHS recommend that we should each drink six to eight glasses of fluid a day.

Instead of drinking glass after glass of bland water, cold brewing is a fantastic way of adding different flavours to your beverage without the sugars, unnatural flavourings and artificial colours that are found in most squash, juices and other soft drinks.

By adding fresh organic fruit to your brew, you can enhance the natural flavour of the tea and get an extra vitamin boost from your tasty tea beverage.

Cold brewed tea is very versatile. You can choose different flavours for different occasions and mix up a variety of drinks for people of all ages. Brew a naturally caffeine free fruity tea for your children to drink at school or let peppermint leaves infuse overnight for a new twist to your Friday night Mojito - the possibilities are endless.

Four Cold Brew Recipes You Need To Try

Our expert tea tasters have concocted the four perfect cold brews for you to try during this summer season! 

With cold brew's rise in popularity, the drinks make great alternatives to juices or energy drinks, which contain copious amounts of sugar. Luckily for you, our cold brews are 100% natural with only water and the tea leaves in each cup. Plus, they are seriously refreshing and ideal for pairing with snacks, salads and summer meals!

We understand juggling work and family life doesn't always leave you much time to indulge in a good cuppa, and that's why we have created these easy recipes for you to follow. Quick, simple and no fuss but still with the great quality and taste of loose leaf from The Tea Makers. 

Japanese Sencha Cold Brew

Our 24-hour Sencha cold brew makes for the perfect aperitif or palate cleanser after an evening meal. Alternatively a good drink to enjoy at any time of the day. May we recommend you try this brew after a fish dinner, to really savour the freshness of the Sencha leaves. Its subtle green liquor and thirst-quenching properties create a delicious drink that you will not want to put down.

What you'll need:

Japanese Sencha, No.51 (also works with Supreme Japanese Sencha, No.69)

Tea Expert Glass Teapot, 800ml

Double Walled Glass, 180ml

Loose Leaf Tea Scoop (spoon works well too)

                                                                         

Method, for 2-3 cups:

1) Measure 10 g of loose leaf Japanese Sencha in a tea scoop/spoon.

2) Pour 800 ml of tap water into the teapot.

3) Leave to brew for 24 hours, for a fuller flavour. Can also leave for 12/6 hours.

4) Pour into your glass cup and enjoy the chilled sweet, grassy tones Sencha has to offer.

                                                                 

Supreme Oriental Beauty Cold Brew

This premium cold tea tastes best after sitting in the fridge for 12 hours (overnight). This brew adds that special touch of class to your home afternoon teas and works particularly nicely with sweet treats or canapes!

Your taste buds are met with an initial nuttiness and then cleansed with subtle apricot/fruity tones. A delicately mellow delight that we know you will enjoy.

What you'll need:

Supreme Oriental Beauty, No.193 (also works with Oriental Beauty, No.87)

Tea Expert Glass Teapot, 800ml

Double Walled Glass, 180ml

Loose Leaf Tea Scoop (spoon works well too)

                                                                            

Method, for 2-3 cups:

1) Measure 10g of loose leaf Supreme Oriental Beauty in a tea scoop/spoon.

2) Pour 800ml of tap water into the teapot.

3) Leave to brew for 12 hours, for the leaves to infuse that naturally sweet flavour.

4) Pour into your glass cup and revel in this supremely floral drink.

                                                                             

Organic Dragon Well Cold Brew

A cup of our Organic Dragon Well cold brew is rejuvinating and flavoursome, packed with an abundance of strong and nutty tones. Ideal to take with you to the gym or during a workout! This brew makes for a different, but still decadent, Dragon Well experience.

What you'll need:

Organic Dragon Well, No.54 (also works with Supreme Dragon Well (Xifeng Long Jing), No.56)

Tea Expert Glass Teapot, 800ml

Double Walled Glass, 180ml

Loose Leaf Tea Scoop (spoon works well too)

                                                                     

Method, for 2-3 cups:

1) Measure 10g of loose leaf Organic Dragon Well in a tea scoop/spoon.

2) Pour 800ml of tap water into the teapot.

3) Leave to brew for 6 hours, for a fuller flavour. Can also leave for 12/6 hours.

4) Pour into your glass cup and enjoy this intense and vibrant flavour of Dragon Well itself!

                                                                             

Yunnan (Dian Hong) Cold Brew

For your next picnic, why not fill your flask with our delightful popular, speciality Chinese tea, Yunnan Dian Hong Black Tea. We have found the wholesome and rich caramel flavour of Dian Hong is really distinguished after settling in the fridge for 18 hours, or more. A refreshing and indulgent brew, with notes of natural cocoa!

What you'll need:

Yunnan (Dian Hong) Black Tea, No.26

Tea Expert Glass Teapot, 800ml

Double Walled Glass Cup, 200ml

Loose Leaf Tea Scoop (spoon works well too)

                                                                            

Method, for 2-3 cups:

1) Measure 10g of loose leaf Yunnan (Dian Hong) Black Tea in a tea scoop/spoon.

2) Pour 800ml of tap water into the teapot.

3) Leave to brew for 18 hours, for a fuller flavour. 

4) Pour into your glass cup and indulge in the sweet richness of this dark brew.

                                                                   

Fruity Teas For Summer 2020

With a selection of over 100 teas, we have just the right tea for your cold brewed project. Of course, some teas work better than others for this method of brewing. Therefore, we have tested and tasted an array of teas and have created a list of flavours that work a treat for this avant-garde tea brewing method. 

Our recommendations include:

Sencha, Goji Berry and Pomegranate Green Tea Blend:  Bursting with high levels of healthy antioxidants and rich in vitamins, this exceptional green tea blend will revitalise your senses and boost your immune system.

Turkish Apple Fruit Tea BlendPacked with Vitamin C, this healthy and traditional well-loved Turkish fruit tea makes a soothing and warm infusion. Equally delicious taken as a summer iced tea.

Mango MocktailThis exotic combination of sweet summery fruit flavours will instantly transport you to a tropical paradise. Can be enjoyed hot or cold.

Sensational Bora Bora: The King of fruit teas! Named after the island of Bora Bora, this loose leaf fruit tea is created by combining an array exquisite fruits to create a sweet and tangy flavour.

Chai of Madagascar: A luxurious marriage of green South African honey bush leaves, orange chunks, coco bits and Indian spices, this exotic tea offers a stunning infusion.

Cold brewing is effortlessly easy. It can be done using the most standard equipment and requires very little time and work. Our Magic Tea Infuser is a great accessory for cold brewing. If you don’t own a Magic Tea Infuser and want to try out the method before you invest in any apparatuses, you can simply use a jug, an old bottle or even a washed mason jar - let your imagination run free.

You can place your tea directly in your jug or bottle, let it infuse overnight, use a fine flour sieve, coffee filter or cheese cloth to filter out the tea and - voila - your cold brew is ready to drink. It really is as simple as that.

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