With the warmer weather on it's way it's the perfect time to start experimenting with refreshing and thirst quenching cold brew tea!
Cold infusing tea is incredibly easy, and the slower process is gentler on the leaves, making a delicious drink with subtle flavours.
As a general guide to cold infusion add 1 heaped tablespoon of loose leaves to 4 cups of fresh filtered water (free of chloride etc) and let it sit overnight. In the morning filter off the leaves and enjoy chilled. You can drink it pure or add anything you have on hand - lemon, ginger, mint, apple, honey, peach, lavender etc.
As cold infusing is a slow process you can’t go too far wrong and a bit of experimentation will help you achieve the perfect brew to your taste.
Heres a super refreshing cold infused mojito recipe to get you started;
8 cups of pure filtered water
2 -3 heaped tablespoons of green loose leaf tea
10 sprigs of fresh mint
a handful of lemon balm
coconut sugar to taste
white rum- optional
Place 8 cups water, mint sprigs, 1 sliced lime, green loose leaf tea, lemon balm and sliced peach, in a large bowl or jug. Let it rest for at least 6 hours or preferably overnight.
Strain into a clean jug and sweeten with coconut sugar to taste. Stir in lots of ice and serve garnished with mint sprigs and the remaining lime slices. Add white rum if desired.