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I cold-brewed my leftover leaves from last night on a whim, and oh man am I glad I did. This is one of the best cold brews I’ve ever had! And very different from the hot tea.

The maple is still there but in the background, and the pecan is what really pops. And it’s not just generically nutty, but very identifiably pecan! It’s like an ice cold liquid pecan pie… which, yeah, may not sound that appetizing but it is beyond delicious. Bumping up the rating a little!

Fjellrev

Wow I never thought of doing that with this. Sounds awesome.

Lariel

I had that hot today. What is cold brew?

Alphakitty

Cold brewing involves steeping the tea for a long period of time (anywhere from 5 to 24 hours, my usual range is 10-12) in cold water in the fridge. It tends to bring out different flavor profiles, and it is almost impossible to make tea bitter this way!

It’s my go-to method for iced teas, I make 2 cups every night a few hours before bed and they are ready when I get up! It’s also great for getting a last steep out of already-used leaves, since they are in the water for so long you can extract a lot of flavor.

Butiki Teas

Interesting idea to cold brew this one. I think I need to try that.

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Fjellrev

Wow I never thought of doing that with this. Sounds awesome.

Lariel

I had that hot today. What is cold brew?

Alphakitty

Cold brewing involves steeping the tea for a long period of time (anywhere from 5 to 24 hours, my usual range is 10-12) in cold water in the fridge. It tends to bring out different flavor profiles, and it is almost impossible to make tea bitter this way!

It’s my go-to method for iced teas, I make 2 cups every night a few hours before bed and they are ready when I get up! It’s also great for getting a last steep out of already-used leaves, since they are in the water for so long you can extract a lot of flavor.

Butiki Teas

Interesting idea to cold brew this one. I think I need to try that.

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

The best thing about tea for me is how you can be passionate about it and still have it integrate into all of your other hobbies. I like a lot of things: writing, video games, books, sewing, figure collecting, astronomy… it’s a long list. But whatever I’m doing, I can have a cup of tea in hand!

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