Summer time, mid-August, and the air is thick. Sitting still, and yet some how I’m sweating without any exertion.
The thought of having some refreshing iced tea is stimulating my taste buds, and my craving for something absolutely thirst quenching is consuming my mind.
Home-made iced tea is what I really want. I’m wary of grabbing something super sweet off the shelf, that I’ll regret later after downing all that sugar (which is totally not on my diet.) Also those ready to drink bottles of tea, actually have very little tea in them, just when I could use the boost.
Lucky for me I was clever enough ( based on self preservation of course ) to make the brilliant gesture the night before to put some organic loose tea in a pitcher, fill with cold water, and stick it in the refrigerator over night. I am a genius!
Instantly I have the very drink of my hearts desire right in my hand. What could be more simple?
I have experimented with various cold brew iced teas, and I do have my favorites. Which I will be happy to share with you. Your own experimentation will reveal your best results, and perhaps you will have your own favorite cold brew blends too.
I’ve found Organic Moroccan Mint to become an excellent refreshment over night. The mint is refreshing, and the addition of green tea makes for the perfect bit of caffeine which helps to beat the heat.
Often I’m looking for a non-caffeinated refreshment, especially when I drink iced tea in the late afternoon or evening. I make an herbal cold brew from Organic Abundance.
Abundance is a cornucopia of natures bounty. The list of ingredients tells the story; made with Black Current leaves, Rose petals, Lavender flowers, Rose Hips, Citrus Peels, and Safflowers lavish with natural Black Currant flavor. Satisfying in it’s fruity and floral freshness.
Allow to cold brew in your refrigerator over night in cool water until it reaches a pretty rose color.
My recommendations to you would not be complete without including – My Favorite!
Simply one of the most interesting tea flavors you can enjoy. I love the organic black tea leaves which are captured from ancient tea trees in the mountainous regions of Vietnam. The leaves have a unique malty flavor, deliciously combined with plum, and berry essence for a natural sweetness. This tea is profoundly refreshing, and satisfies the thirstiest of us on those days when hydration is critical.
Any of these teas and more (which I include here for your consideration) will vastly improve your summer, keeping you and your loved ones sufficiently hydrated and enjoying this magnificent summer weather. see more iced teas
Remember cold brew is easy; Use one well rounded teaspoon of tea for every glass in your pitcher. Fill your pitcher with drinking water from your regular drinking source. Cover the lid and let sit in your refrigerator over night. You’ll be so glad you did. Strain your tea leaves away in the morning and discard. It makes serving tea so much simpler all day long. Or to simplify use T-sac tea bags filled with your favorite loose leaf tea, and just discard the bags once the tea is brewed.