Well, this was my first actual experiment with a cold brew! I was inspired when I saw that roswell strange cold-brewed this tea successfully, and so followed her steeping parameters: 4 tsp in about 25 oz of water in my mason jar (yeaaaahhh mason jar!) and in the fridge for about four and a half hours.

And I’m pretty sure it was a success. Largely, this tastes like a cold version of the hot version, as scientific and verbose as that sounds LOL. When I say I’m pretty sure it was a success, it’s because I wonder if I don’t like the flavour of melon as much in a cold drink? I don’t know. I like it but I don’t love it, but it’s a perfectly fine cold brew, if that makes sense. at the very least, I’ve been sipping away at a delicious tea here at work all day, and I also feel encouraged to try cold-steeping other teas now! (I’m especially excited to try cold-steeping blue lagoon from David’s tea).
What are your favourite cold brews?

VariaTEA

Lemon Chiffon is a great cold brew if you have that in your cupboard.

Sil

Fruit tisanes. Most of them heh

keychange

I don’t have lemon chiffon, but it sounds like it might be interesting. And sil, fruit tisanes sound great.

Courtney

Watermelon Xylophone is tasty cold brewed as far as Butiki goes. I also enjoyed David’s Superberry cold-brewed.

keychange

Oooh I forgot about superbarry! that does seem as though it’d be delicious cold.

Aimee Popovacki

superberry is amazing coldbrewed… that, and surprisingly kiwi`s big adventure…. i didn`t think i`d ever like that one, but when i cold brewed it it was perfect!

moraiwe

Superberry is definitely good coldbrewed. A lot of fruity blacks seem to be. Tangier (from American Tea Room) is my recent obsession! I can’t believe it took me so long to get around to coldbrewing it!

keychange

fruity blacks eh? I’ve never tried any of them before. I’m kind of scared the black tea will taste strong and bitter.

Sil

fruity blacks make nice cold brews. :)

keychange

Hmmm, maybe i’ll try blueberry jam, then. do you think it’s ok to use like 4 tsp to 24 oz and jus steep for like eight hours? or will that make it bitter?

VariaTEA

I think Roswell Strange coldbrewed Blueberry Jam and didn’t enjoy it as much as she liked it hot but I might be wrong.

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VariaTEA

Lemon Chiffon is a great cold brew if you have that in your cupboard.

Sil

Fruit tisanes. Most of them heh

keychange

I don’t have lemon chiffon, but it sounds like it might be interesting. And sil, fruit tisanes sound great.

Courtney

Watermelon Xylophone is tasty cold brewed as far as Butiki goes. I also enjoyed David’s Superberry cold-brewed.

keychange

Oooh I forgot about superbarry! that does seem as though it’d be delicious cold.

Aimee Popovacki

superberry is amazing coldbrewed… that, and surprisingly kiwi`s big adventure…. i didn`t think i`d ever like that one, but when i cold brewed it it was perfect!

moraiwe

Superberry is definitely good coldbrewed. A lot of fruity blacks seem to be. Tangier (from American Tea Room) is my recent obsession! I can’t believe it took me so long to get around to coldbrewing it!

keychange

fruity blacks eh? I’ve never tried any of them before. I’m kind of scared the black tea will taste strong and bitter.

Sil

fruity blacks make nice cold brews. :)

keychange

Hmmm, maybe i’ll try blueberry jam, then. do you think it’s ok to use like 4 tsp to 24 oz and jus steep for like eight hours? or will that make it bitter?

VariaTEA

I think Roswell Strange coldbrewed Blueberry Jam and didn’t enjoy it as much as she liked it hot but I might be wrong.

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Well, it’s been slightly over six months since I’ve joined steepster, and I can’t say enough wonderful things about this community. Like many of you, I began my foray into the world of loose-leaf tea by discovering David’s Tea, and although I’ve ventured out and have discovered many other companies that I’m extremely fond of, there are still many of David’s teas that I hold close to my heart and I will always appreciate it as a starting point for my journey.

As for my preferences, I tend to prefer bold black tea, flavoured and unflavoured alike, and I almost always take my blacks with cream and sugar. This isn’t to say that I don’t enjoy a good, flavoured white though, and I’m slowly making my way through the incredibly confusing world of oolongs and greens. I am also not a fan of rooibos, although I am starting to suspect green rooibos may be ok, but you know how it is: when you’ve decided you detest a certain ingredient, you’ll notice it everywhere—perhaps even where it doesn’t exist!

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