Tea is usually considered as hot drink, but recently cold brew tea is becoming trendy. Still, not many people know about this way of tea brewing. So can you steep tea in cold water? And if yes, why should you do it and how to do make it properly?
The answer is yes! The main point to understand about it is that different temperatures influence tea in different ways. At the end, any tea-steeping process is chemistry. So, if you change one variable (like water temperature) you can affect flavor and a range of benefits of your tea.
This brewing method is really simple. It is mainly because cold water reduces the risk of over steeping. Brewing tea in cold water releases from the tea leaves fewer compounds that make the tea taste less astringent and bitter. Cold brew tea contains twice less caffeine as hot tea. The lower water temperature extracts less caffeine from the tea leaves.
Tea brewed using cold steep method requires at least 2 hours. The duration can be prolonged to as long as 12 hours and even more. You can try to experiment with cold steeping teas. Check on your tea often to taste it and ensure that you like the formed flavor profile of the tea. The only drawback to steep tea in cold water is the waiting time. However, it’s easy to overcome this problem by setting tea in the fridge to steep overnight.
You will need the following ingredients:
·2 teaspoons of any type of loose-leaf tea (or 2 tea bags)
·2 cups room temperature or cold water
·If desired: flavoring (like fresh herbs, fruit, spices, etc.)
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