Thursday, May 29, 2014
There’s no better way to enjoy a hot Summer day than with an iced tea beverage. With just four easy steps, you can brew pitchers of tasty and refreshing teas to enjoy all Summer long.
Making Iced Tea
Making iced tea at home is similar to making hot tea. Follow these simple steps, and you’ll be brewing gourmet iced tea in no time!
1. Select Your Tea
First, select your tea. It is important to double the amount of loose leaf tea used in a hot tea brew. Refer to the iced section of our brewing chart to learn more about specific instructions based on tea type.
2. Heat Water
Heat water to the correct temperature. *If blending more than one tea, apply the lowest temperature.
- White & Green Tea = 175°F
- Oolong Tea = 195°F
- Black Tea = 195-205°F
- Mate, Rooibos & Herbal = 208°F
3. Steep Tea
In an iced tea maker, combine loose leaf tea and sweetener if desired. Allow the tea to steep for recommended time. *If preparing a blend, apply the lower steep time to avoid singeing tea leaves.
- White = 4-5 min
- Green = 45sec-1min
- Flavored White & Flavored Green = 2 min
- Oolong = 3 min
- Black = 2-3 min
- Mate, Rooibos & Herbal = 8-15 min
4. Serve Over Ice
Once your tea is finished steeping, dispense over ice and serve. Garnish your glass with fresh fruit for a true sip of Summer.
Recommended Iced Teas
Create your own unique flavor by mixing two or three teas together. For a little inspiration, here are a few of our favorite gourmet iced teas:
Cucumber Melon Cooler
Strawberry Grapefruit Xue Long
Blueberry Kona Pop
Youthberry/Wild Orange Blossom