Monday, December 17, 2012

Cold Brewing Tea

Nowadays I like to start my day off with a cup of tea. Most of the time I boil some water and steep the tea. Recently I've been thinking about what tea would be like if I steeped it cold, is it even possible? Well of course I hopped on Google and searched around the web to see what I could do. What did I find you ask? Well I learned that you can brew tea cold! 

How do you actually do it? Well according to The New York Times cold brewing tea is a "relatively slow and gentle process, proportions and times aren’t critical." Well what does that mean? Simply it means you can put a cup of filtered water, your tea bag or in my case my metal steeper with tea of your choice, and pop it in the fridge over night. When you wake up in the morning you will have a deliciously light tea that will remind you of a white tea. 

Sweetners? I'm a fan of honey or Sugar in the Raw, but because your tea is cold I recommend either heating up the honey, or making a simple syrup that way you can more easily sweeten your tea.  

Simple syrup is super easy to make, all you need to do is have two parts sugar to 1 part water. Bring the water to a boil in a sauce pan and dissolve sugar completely. Once the sugar is dissolved, take it off the heat  and allow to cool completely. 

If you try cold brewing your tea at home, share your stories and results with me! I'd love to hear from you.

Eat Well & Adventure On,

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