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I cold brewed two teabags of this overnight and today I am drinking it over ice.

woooah – it’s really good this way! Very strong and invigorating. I’m getting the smokiness from the gunpowder and a ton of mint with a touch of sweetness. I wonder if there is some sugar in the teabag already? Anyway I highly recommend trying Moroccan mint this way!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
ScottTeaMan

its been so long since I’ve had Moroccan Mint. I really have to cold brew my teas instead of Icing them. When the cubes melt, the tea gets too watered down for me. Since I have mint, all I need is some gunpowder…….for a cold brew mint explosion. KA—POW!!

TeaBrat

I highly recommend trying the cold brewing thing. I find it works best with whites, greens and oolong teas.

Scott B

Scott-Generally, they recommend doubling the tea leaves when you add the hot tea to ice. But, if there is more ice than tea it might still get watered down anyway.

Amy-I’d like to cold brew some Moroccan Mint. However, the only container that I would be allowed to use for it is a pitcher with an open lid. Would you think a glass pitcher with saran wrap over the top would work? Doesn’t sound ideal.

ScottTeaMan

I think even for blacks it would be better. I guess I just have a problem with brewing hot tea, adding ice…….then for me the tea usually gets too watered down. Next time I want a cold tea, I’ll cold brew it. :))

TeaBrat

That would be fine as long as you don’t knock it over.. :)
I think Charles Thomas Draper uses a plain mason jar.

Missy

This is a pitcher I like to use. It fits in the door of my refrigerator and has a gasket so no spills or contamination from food smells.

http://www.amazon.com/Takeya-64-Ounce-Silicone-Handle-Avocado/dp/B003DTLNI8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1336687511&sr=8-1

Scott B

That’s a very nice pitcher. Would probably be a lot more convenient than this glass pitcher I was thinking of using..

ScottTeaMan

Newer plastics don’t seem to be as durable as some from 5-10 years ago.

TeaBrat

@ MIssy – I have something similar from Lupicia – it works well:
http://www.lupiciausa.com/product_p/41000607.htm

Cheryl

A cold mint tea has been one of my goals from the beginning (of the “break the Coke habit” journey). Bought a 32 oz. IngenuiTEA for the purpose, but only started experimenting with cold brew ratios and stuff. I’ll get it before it gets too hot. Mint (spearmint) is one of my favorites.

Cheryl

And in my newbie’ness, I ordered 6 oz. of (plain) spearmint from Adagio (yea, I know…go ahead and laugh). So I can add it to plain teas that are just ok, even tho Stash’s Moroccan is my current fave (haven’t tried the loose leaf yet, even tho it arrived).

Missy

@ Amy I saw those in my quest for a pitcher but Amazon just has too fast of shipping for me to move very far from it. The other plus is I can buy 2 of the pitchers at cost cheaper than the one online and they will all fit my infuser.

Dylan Oxford

Costco has this on sale recently:

http://www.amazon.com/Takeya-Airtight-Drink-Maker-Pitcher/dp/B004TJ3ZUA/ref=pd_sim_k_3

I think it was… $17? They don’t come with the infuser like the one Missy posted, but if you’re just using them to pour your stronger-brewed tea over ice, they work FABULOUSLY.

And yes, we do have three 64 oz pitchers full of tea in our fridge (have I mentioned how awesome Missy is?). Don’t be jealous ;)

Uniquity

@Cheryl, if you like mint at all, plain spearmint can be really quite lovely! : )

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ScottTeaMan

its been so long since I’ve had Moroccan Mint. I really have to cold brew my teas instead of Icing them. When the cubes melt, the tea gets too watered down for me. Since I have mint, all I need is some gunpowder…….for a cold brew mint explosion. KA—POW!!

TeaBrat

I highly recommend trying the cold brewing thing. I find it works best with whites, greens and oolong teas.

Scott B

Scott-Generally, they recommend doubling the tea leaves when you add the hot tea to ice. But, if there is more ice than tea it might still get watered down anyway.

Amy-I’d like to cold brew some Moroccan Mint. However, the only container that I would be allowed to use for it is a pitcher with an open lid. Would you think a glass pitcher with saran wrap over the top would work? Doesn’t sound ideal.

ScottTeaMan

I think even for blacks it would be better. I guess I just have a problem with brewing hot tea, adding ice…….then for me the tea usually gets too watered down. Next time I want a cold tea, I’ll cold brew it. :))

TeaBrat

That would be fine as long as you don’t knock it over.. :)
I think Charles Thomas Draper uses a plain mason jar.

Missy

This is a pitcher I like to use. It fits in the door of my refrigerator and has a gasket so no spills or contamination from food smells.

http://www.amazon.com/Takeya-64-Ounce-Silicone-Handle-Avocado/dp/B003DTLNI8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1336687511&sr=8-1

Scott B

That’s a very nice pitcher. Would probably be a lot more convenient than this glass pitcher I was thinking of using..

ScottTeaMan

Newer plastics don’t seem to be as durable as some from 5-10 years ago.

TeaBrat

@ MIssy – I have something similar from Lupicia – it works well:
http://www.lupiciausa.com/product_p/41000607.htm

Cheryl

A cold mint tea has been one of my goals from the beginning (of the “break the Coke habit” journey). Bought a 32 oz. IngenuiTEA for the purpose, but only started experimenting with cold brew ratios and stuff. I’ll get it before it gets too hot. Mint (spearmint) is one of my favorites.

Cheryl

And in my newbie’ness, I ordered 6 oz. of (plain) spearmint from Adagio (yea, I know…go ahead and laugh). So I can add it to plain teas that are just ok, even tho Stash’s Moroccan is my current fave (haven’t tried the loose leaf yet, even tho it arrived).

Missy

@ Amy I saw those in my quest for a pitcher but Amazon just has too fast of shipping for me to move very far from it. The other plus is I can buy 2 of the pitchers at cost cheaper than the one online and they will all fit my infuser.

Dylan Oxford

Costco has this on sale recently:

http://www.amazon.com/Takeya-Airtight-Drink-Maker-Pitcher/dp/B004TJ3ZUA/ref=pd_sim_k_3

I think it was… $17? They don’t come with the infuser like the one Missy posted, but if you’re just using them to pour your stronger-brewed tea over ice, they work FABULOUSLY.

And yes, we do have three 64 oz pitchers full of tea in our fridge (have I mentioned how awesome Missy is?). Don’t be jealous ;)

Uniquity

@Cheryl, if you like mint at all, plain spearmint can be really quite lovely! : )

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