Iced Loose-Leaf Tea Recipe: GABA Passionfruit Iced Tea

August 22, 2018

Too hot to drink hot tea, but don't want to compromise your taste for high quality loose leaf tea? Well, we've been researching the simplest way to get the best results for next-level iced teas, and we're ready to share our findings! 

3 Easy Steps to Gourmet Iced Tea

Make a delicious glass of iced tea with whatever type of loose-leaf tea you feel like having by following these 3 steps:

  1. Brew your tea at a ratio of 1:40, loose-leaf tea : hot water 
  2. Pour the brewed tea into a a cocktail shaker full of ice and shake
  3. Pour the well shaken iced tea into glasses half-full of ice cubes

From this basic method, you can improvise with added sweeteners, syrups, fruit concentrates, or even better — fresh fruits or fresh herbs!

Here's one recipe that we keep coming back to, so we encourage you to try it.

loose-leaf GABA passionfruit iced tea recipe

brewing the tea

We like to use a French Press to brew the tea, but whatever teapot or vessel that can accommodate the above ratio of tea leaves to water will work fine. The key is to determine how much brewed tea you need for the amount of iced tea you want to make. Here's an example of how to make about two 350 ml (12 oz.) glasses of ready to drink iced tea.

  1. Put 9g of GABA tea leaves in a 350 ml pot and fill with boiling temp. water. Let brew for about 7 minutes.
  2. Pour the brewed tea into a 550 ml cocktail shaker almost full of ice cubes, add 2 Tablespoons of fresh passionfruit, secure the lid, and shake for about 20 seconds.
  3. Pour the contents into glasses half-filled with ice cubes.
  4. Serve.

Notice how shaking the tea offers a nice foamy head on the the iced tea, and seems to enhance the flavor. Feeling adventurous? Try blending it for a frozen version!

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