Iced tea is a delicious easy way to experience all varieties of tea throughout the summer months. It’s also a great way to taste the subtle flavors and aromas in a different context.
Iced tea can be made two ways: pour over and cold brew. What’s the difference? Pour over is made with traditional hot tea brewed at double strength and then “poured over” ice. Cold brew is tea steeped in, you guessed it, cold water, for an extended period of time. Pour over works best for black and herbal teas and for that classic iced tea flavor. Cold brew is a great way to draw out the interesting and more subtle characteristics of oolongs, green teas, and puerh.
Iced tea is the perfect base for blending up new creations. Add a slice of lemon, stir in some sugar, muddle in some mint, or add a dash of bitters. Tell us your concoctions in the comments on our blog post!
Say hello to summer by getting started with our easy instructions below.
Pour Over Iced Tea
- Brew 8 grams of tea (two heaping teaspoons) with about 12-16oz of water.
- Pour the tea into a pitcher filled halfway with ice.
- Once ice melts serve immediately or store in the fridge.
- Add 2-3 teaspoons of tea to an empty pitcher.
- Pour 24 oz of cold, fresh water over the tea and store on the fridge for 2-5 hours*.
- Stir the tea, strain out leaves and enjoy
*The longer the tea brews, the deeper and richer the flavor becomes. Tightly rolled teas such as jasmine pearl and rolled oolongs should be brewed for longer in order to unfurl.