Mitea - Brewing Iced Teas

Simple Black Iced Tea

Ingredients

  • 300ml - Filtered room temperature water
  • 5 teaspoons of black loose leaf tea – we use English Breakfast or Early Grey
  • Optional add ins: sliced lemon, sliced orange, sweetener of choice, fresh mint leaves, cucumber
  • Double up for larger quantities

 Method

  1. Add your tea to the vessel
  2. Add your room temperature water
  3. Refrigerate for 8 to 12 hours
  4. Other teas:
    1. White, Green or herbal tea for 6 to 8 hours
    2. Black or Oolong tea for 8 to 12 hours
  5. Strain or remove all the liquid from the vessel
  6. Add your fresh fruit and sweetener of choice
  7. Add ice cubes to ice it right up
  8. Serve – Tea will keep well covered in the fridge for up to 4 days.

 Vessel

We use a coffee plunger to brew all our iced tea brews. These are available in two sizes at Kmart for no more than $4 and $10. They also have a great iced tea plunger for $12. Otherwise, you can use a jug and strain the liquid to remove the tea.

 What is Cold Brew Tea?

  •  Cold brewing is a gentle slow process of steeping tea in water in the fridge, but it does take a few hours. It is also the easiest way to make iced tea.
  • When you are cold brewing the tea, it tastes less bitter as the tannins are not steeped out of the tea the way they are in hot water. This means the iced tea will be sweeter and not bitter.

 

Conversion Chart

To Make

Water

Tea

1 Serving

1 Cup

1.5 teaspoon loose tea

2 Servings

2 Cups

1 Tablespoon loose tea

4 Servings

4 Cups

2 Tablespoons loose tea

8 Servings

8 Cups

4 Tablespoons loose tea