Brewing tea

Cold brewing

2018-07-16 17:51 #0 by: =^_^=

I was wondering if anyone here have experience in cold brewing tisane or tea? What type of tea/tisane is best to use? Is there anything you should avoid cold brewing? Do you have any favourites? Do you add anything with it or is it best plain?

Is cold brewing healthier? Since I've read heat generally destroys "the good stuff" in a lot of things.

I'm trying it for the first time and I'm doing it with hibiscus only. I'll see tomorrow what the result is! :)

2018-07-16 19:46 #1 by: Tealover

I prefer cold brewing when it comes to ice tea (or tisane).

I like japanese teas or white tea the most but basically all teas taste great cold brewed.

Cold brewing can be healthier or less healthy than hot tea depending on what you are after, for example caffaine can be both good and bad and cold brewing relises less caffaine.

But remember, all teas exept for White tea has been heated sometime after harvest

2018-07-16 21:10 #2 by: jadekintz

You can also cold brew matcha! Just mix 1 tablespoon matcha powder (I use the Ippodo Tea Co. Brand in Ummon-no-mushki, its super rich), with ice and water in a mason jar and shake vigorously for 3 mins. No need to strain either :)  

2018-07-17 07:25 #3 by: Tealover

#2 a tip, let it steep in the cold water in the fridge for a few hours. It gets tastier that way

2018-07-19 19:47 #4 by: jadekintz

#3 Thank you! I will try that :)


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