5 Easy Steps To Cold Brew Loose Leaf Tea

July 19, 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!


SUBSCRIBE!

If you found this post useful and would like to hear more about the specialty tea industry here in Taiwan, follow us on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram and please subscribe to our newsletter. Subscribe now and get $5 off your first order! 

 





Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in News

Eco-Cha Tea Club: Alishan Late Spring Oolong Tea Tasting Notes
Eco-Cha Tea Club: Alishan Late Spring Oolong Tea Tasting Notes

July 12, 2019

The complex aroma of the brewed tea leaves has subtle hints of a bug bitten character, but not very obvious. The sufficient oxidation offers a fresh scone scent, with a touch of honey, making us think that there is some influence from the Green Leafhopper. It is very likely that this note is subtle due to the fact that it had rained very near harvest time, which is said to dilute or dissipate the chemical compounds that are responsible for this character of flavor. The texture is smooth and balanced, with delicate complexity. 

View full article →

Eco-Cha Tea Club: Alishan Late Spring Oolong Tea
Eco-Cha Tea Club: Alishan Late Spring Oolong Tea

July 06, 2019 1 Comment

We discovered this batch of tea through our mentor, Lisa Lin, who had already purchased a significant amount of this day's harvest. We introduced Lisa to Mr. Ye a few years ago, and she has been sourcing batches of bug bitten spring tea from him every year since. About a month ago, we were sitting at Lisa's tea table, and just happened to ask if she had bought any spring tea from Mr Ye. She said yes, and promptly brewed some for us to try. We were impressed, and called Mr. Ye the next day to see if any of this day's harvest was still available. He said yes. 

View full article →

Eco-Cha Tea Club: Traditional Lugu Oolong Tea Tasting Notes
Eco-Cha Tea Club: Traditional Lugu Oolong Tea Tasting Notes

June 12, 2019 1 Comment

The medium oxidized leaves have undergone extensive, repeated roastings that have resulted in a very balanced, integrated character. The initial steepings offer a freshly cut wood aroma with a toasted nutty flavor. This proceeds to open up into a sweeter, more complex profile that is strikingly reminiscent of roasted winter vegetables, including parsnip, caramelized onion and butternut squash.

View full article →