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Cold brewed my used leaves from yesterdays pot for 24 hours in the fridge. It is a super-refreshing, tasty beverage! No sugar needed!

My Friend Rashad

How do you do that? I’ve wanted to try it.

Rachel J

I used a heaping teaspoon for 16 oz when I brewed the hot tea. After pouring off the tea and letting the pot and leaves cool, I added 12 oz of cold water to the leaves, covered it up and put it in the fridge.

I’ve also brewed fresh leaves this way. I’m not a big fan of green tea generally, but when I brew it in cold water in the fridge over 12 hours or so, it is a smooth and tasty iced tea!

My Friend Rashad

Thanks! I’m gonna try that.

Bonnie

This is my method too. With good leaves that are used but still have some life, cold brewing is a perfect match. High quality tea leaves really brings more value in how much you can do.

Rachel J

Glad to hear that Bonnie because I just tried it recently off the top of my head.

Bonnie

That’s what I did about a year ago too. Just made sense not to waste good leaves.

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My Friend Rashad

How do you do that? I’ve wanted to try it.

Rachel J

I used a heaping teaspoon for 16 oz when I brewed the hot tea. After pouring off the tea and letting the pot and leaves cool, I added 12 oz of cold water to the leaves, covered it up and put it in the fridge.

I’ve also brewed fresh leaves this way. I’m not a big fan of green tea generally, but when I brew it in cold water in the fridge over 12 hours or so, it is a smooth and tasty iced tea!

My Friend Rashad

Thanks! I’m gonna try that.

Bonnie

This is my method too. With good leaves that are used but still have some life, cold brewing is a perfect match. High quality tea leaves really brings more value in how much you can do.

Rachel J

Glad to hear that Bonnie because I just tried it recently off the top of my head.

Bonnie

That’s what I did about a year ago too. Just made sense not to waste good leaves.

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I happily reside in Park Slope, Brooklyn with my husband, our baby son, and our dog. I teach over 40 piano students per week at my home studio and created “Fundamental Keys”, a classical piano method book and video series.

My husband and I are vegan and have been for about 8 years. We are enjoying bringing up our little one in the vegan tradition!

I went through a major tea phase some years ago (2006-2009) and had quite a collection and tasted hundreds of varieties. Then I went off caffeine when I decided to have a baby, and after he was born I got into a nasty coffee habit. Now I’ve come back to tea, thank goodness. I’m finding my tastes have changed quite a bit since my first go at tea fanaticism. Really enjoying some of the amazing and deliciously complex teas I’ve learned about through Steepster!

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