- FOR A Hot Summer Day -
Iced tea was always a fave of mine when I grew up, not the homemade healthy one, I loved the sickly sweet one that probably had more sugar content than a coke. But hey when you only drink it once a month for a special dinner it was the best thing.
Everyone has probably already heard of cold brew coffee. It is the perfect summer refreshment. If you are wondering what it is, it is basically coffee brewed in cold instead of boiling water. Now, cold brew tea is still a bit left in the shadows but I think it’s time to make it as famous as the above. For people who don’t like coffee or just can’t handle with too much caffeine, making them feel like they are going to explode because of the jitters, this is the perfect summer drink. It is so easy to make but elevates your hydration situation by a 10000%. The cool thing about cold brew tea is that unlike with coffee, you can use any tea you want, green, black, white, fruity, mint, … I mean the list goes on and on. Use loose-leaf tea to have the greatest experience but tea bags also work very well. As you don’t use any hot water, the tannins which can make your tea taste a bit bitter aren’t released and so you’re left with a super smooth sweet drink that you can sip on all summer.
The process is super easy, the hardest bit is the wait. You have to let the tea steep in cold water in the fridge for 6 to 12 hours. Just let it do its work overnight and you have yourself a great refreshing drink the next day. Another great reason to get out of bed right?
I left mine pretty plain but you can pimp it up but adding lemon slices, fresh peach, a few sprigs of mint, orange,… It is a fun way to make you drink more when it is really hot.
- 1 Heaped teaspoon of loose-leaf tea
- 1 Cup of water
1. Add your tea to a jug and pour in the cold water.
2. Cover everything and put in the fridge overnight or for at least 6 hours.
3. Strain the tea and serve straight with some ice or optional add-ins.
*For one litre of iced tea, I used around 3-4 heaped teaspoons of tea. Or use around 5-6 tea bags as the tea isn’t as strong.*