We decided that with all of the cocktails we’ve been posting it would be good to share an intro on making iced tea using our loose leaf. While certain tea might require a bit longer brewing time than others, we’ll try to give you a good idea of what to do and when to do it. Hope this helps!
We used Rooibos Lemon because it is one of our favourites to sip as iced, but there’s a huge selection of great teas in our boutique that would be delicious.
For this example we’ve used our BrewT Infuser. We love it. It’s perfect when you’re on the go. It works like this: Place the loose leaf tea directly inside the BrewT, pour hot water in, close lid and let sit until brewed. Once the timer dings, sit the BreT on top of your glass, travel mug or tea cup and the built in mechanism allows the tea to pour while containing the leaves inside. Pure genius.
Below you can see another one of our favourites for Ice Tea. It’s our Flash Chill, which comes in 2 sizes and 3 colour options: Raspberry (shown), Blueberry, and Avocado & Olive. It works similarly to the BrewT, but it is much larger and perfect for crowds or storage. Once the tea has brewed, remove the leaf container if the selected tea becomes bitter (like a black tea). Place it in the fridge for iced tea or serve immediately for hot. Voila!
This recipe uses the following tea:
ROOIBOS LEMON (visit the tea boutique)
Loose Leaf Iced Tea
For this recipe it we are going to give you guidelines, as follows…
- Double the amount of tea that is given in brewing instructions on the label as well as in our boutique. Brew tea for same time as instructed.
- When iced tea is destined for a cocktail, follow #1. However if other flavours in the cocktail are potent, triple the loose leaf tea for a stronger brew.
- Another tip to maintain strong flavour in ice tea is to take a tip from cooking. “Blanch” the hot tea once it’s steeped by filling it with ice – make sure the leaves have been strained!
Tea Used in This Recipe:
Visit the Tea Boutique by clicking on the tea below