5 Easy Steps To Cold Brew Loose Leaf Tea

July 20, 2018

Here is a simple guide to show you how easy it is to cold brew loose leaf tea — just in case you had any doubt!

5 Easy Steps

  1. Choose whatever loose leaf tea leaves you feel like brewing. Virtually any type of tea will work, and you can experiment to find which type of tea has the best results.
  2. Measure the tea leaves in proportion to the amount of water you will use,. We suggest starting with 1:100. For example, 10g tea leaves to 1000ml water. Don't have a scale? Eyeball it! Cold brewing is extremely flexible in the amount of tea used: A little tea goes a long way, and it's hard to over-brew! For tightly rolled Taiwanese Oolong Teas, a level tablespoon is about 5g.
  3. Put the leaves in a container that you want to brew in. Any container will work, from a fancy carafe to a disposable water bottle. It's best if you know its capacity so that you can measure proportionately.
  4. Fill with water. No further explanation necessary!
  5. Let it brew for a minimum of 2-3 hours at room temperature, or put it in the fridge overnight to be ready to drink the next day. Refill as needed.

OK, YOU'RE DONE! NO MORE EXCUSES!

Here's what you need:

  1. a container to brew 
  2. tea leaves
  3. drinking water

That's really all there is to it! Any water-tight container is fine. 

On the road and don't have any container? Just buy a bottle of water and put your tea leaves in that!

Forgot your travel stash of your favorite loose leaf tea? Humble thyself and stuff whatever tea bag they offer in the hotel room in the water bottle!

OK, we made our point. 

NOW GET YOUR COLD BREW ON AND ENJOY IT — ALL DAY LONG!


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