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So I have a new morning habit of making myself a cup of black or oolong tea and pouring myself a glass of whatever I’ve got chilled in the fridge. By the time I’ve finished my glass of cold tea (which is exactly what my cotton-mouthed self is craving), my hot is cool enough to start drinking. When that’s gone, I usually start the process all over again.

This morning, this iced tea absolutely hit the spot…until I began eating my bagel. I know I brewed it a little weak, but with other flavors in the mix, this tea just slipped into the background until it felt like I was just drinking water. Next time, I will definitely start with more tea in the brewing stage of things. I just hate using that much tea, but I guess when I’m getting 6-7 glasses out of it, the ratio evens out.

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Uniquity

I never ice my teas, I don’t really like it that much, but the beau DOES. I think I’ve read that you cold brew…What exactly do you do? Just stick some tea in some water, then put it in the fridge overnight?

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Well, what I do is use my MASSIVE teapot that holds 1.5 L and brew a pot. I pour it into my pitcher, and then I usually resteep the leaves for the last .5 of a L. My pitcher (from Walmart!) had a plastic tube you fill with water and then freeze that you put down in the middle of the pitcher to keep things cold without watering it down. I let everything cool on the counter for an hour or two, and then I refrigerate over night and just keep it in the fridge until it’s gone.

But if you just want to do a single cup of tea cold brew, then yeah, you just stick an infuser in a mug of cool water, stick it in the fridge overnight and wake up to cold yumminess in the morning. I prefer my method because it makes more and I can add my sugar while the tea is still hot, I’m too Southern to sweeten my iced tea any other way.

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Uniquity

I never ice my teas, I don’t really like it that much, but the beau DOES. I think I’ve read that you cold brew…What exactly do you do? Just stick some tea in some water, then put it in the fridge overnight?

aisling of tea

Well, what I do is use my MASSIVE teapot that holds 1.5 L and brew a pot. I pour it into my pitcher, and then I usually resteep the leaves for the last .5 of a L. My pitcher (from Walmart!) had a plastic tube you fill with water and then freeze that you put down in the middle of the pitcher to keep things cold without watering it down. I let everything cool on the counter for an hour or two, and then I refrigerate over night and just keep it in the fridge until it’s gone.

But if you just want to do a single cup of tea cold brew, then yeah, you just stick an infuser in a mug of cool water, stick it in the fridge overnight and wake up to cold yumminess in the morning. I prefer my method because it makes more and I can add my sugar while the tea is still hot, I’m too Southern to sweeten my iced tea any other way.

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“You can forgive a murder, but never a mistake while preparing tea.” Chinese proverb

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My tastes in tea have changed, so I should update this as well. I find myself leaning more towards rooibos and herbals, if only for their great ability to chill in my travel mug for hours and not get weird on me. When I have time to properly brew a cuppa, I lean towards white teas (which I only steep for 30 seconds) and black teas (which only get 2-3 minutes from me). I cannot stand green teas, they’re too fiddly for my tastes. Oolongs are great, but a bit fiddly as well. However, I love watching oolongs open up in my looseleaf brewer. I’m slowly discovering mates and falling for them…there are many I look forward to trying!

So…yeah. That’s me and my tea!

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