Once you discover cold brewing, it will simplify how you make cold tea. Here are the very easy steps: 1) fill a pitcher or large glass with cold water; 2) add 1 teaspoon of loose leaf for every 8 ounces of water using a pitcher with a built-in tea infuser; 3) place in the refrigerator for 6+ hours; 4) remove the tea leaves and enjoy some great cold tea!
How does cold brewing work? Just like with hot steeping, the water molecules “bump” into the tea and the flavor is released. In hot water, the molecules move faster and it takes less time for the flavor to come out. An advantage of cold brewing is that less bitterness comes out of the tea and you may find cold brewed teas are smoother and sweeter.