If the summer heat is preventing you from getting your daily green tea fix, why not try cold brewed teas instead? Did you know that you can get the same anti-oxidant and metabolism enhancing benefits from a high quality whole-leaf green tea, whether it is brewed hot or cold? Read on to find out how to have your tea without burning up
Summer brings with it a special kind of heat; stepping out of the air conditioning instantly leaves you with little sweat droplets trickling down your back. So in this weather, it is almost close to impossible to enjoy a cup of hot green tea. Luckily for you, we’ve got the perfect answer to your tea woes—cold brewed green tea. Because pouring hot tea over ice isn’t enough!
Making a delicious pot of cold brewed tea is actually extremely simple. All you need is a high quality whole-leaf green tea and some water. Take double the quantity that you would normally use per cup, float it in the water and leave to sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes. Then put it in the fridge for about eight hours or overnight, strain and enjoy. And if you want to take your cold brewed tea to the next level, here are some easy recipes that you can try.
- Glow Tea Lemonade
Make your cold brewed tea with Gardner Street’s Glow tea. Add some lemon zest the let it sit for about 30 minutes. Add 1 tsp fresh lemon juice and stir to combine. Sweeten with some organic brown sugar or honey, if required. Garnish with lemon slices and you’re all set.
- Moroccan Mint Iced Tea with Cucumber
Cold brew Gardner Street’s Moroccan Mint tea. Add some finely chopped cucumber and 1 tsp fresh lemon juice and let it sit for 5 minutes. Right before serving, pour your cold brewed tea over some ice and mix in some organic brown sugar or honey, if required. Add some mint leaves to decorate and that’s all there is to it.
- Rooibos Tea Ice-cream Float
Take some of Gardner Streets Rooibos Tea and cold brew it. Place a scoop of vanilla ice cream at the bottom of each glass. Pour soda into the glass until it is half full. Top off with your cold brewed ice tea and add a cherry on top to make it look even more indulgent.
- Sparkling Lavender Love Iced Tea
Add a twist to your normal ice tea by cold brewing Gardner Street’s Lavender Love tea. Once ready, pour half a glass of the cold brew over ice. Fill the rest of the glass with soda, add an umbrella and kick back and enjoy.
So have your tea and keep the heat at bay this summer and check out our blog for more innovative ways to have fun with tea.