Iced tea month may have come and gone this past June, but it's still hot AF and the summer season still has a couple of months to go. We're sharing some easy ways to brew your loose leaf tea to cool you down and pick you up!
On-the-Fly Iced Tea / Hot Brew
To make an iced tea you're going to boil your tea and chill it over ice. You'll need 2 pitchers or mugs - one for steeping, one for straining. Use 2 tablespoons of loose leaf tea per 6 to 8 ounces of boiling water. Our Eleanor Grey is perfect for a black iced tea or our Nightcap is a crisp non-caffeinated iced blend. Steep as you normally would, strain into another mug, and add about as much ice to boiling water.
Pro tip: You may need to add more ice as the hot water will quickly melt those cubes.
We don't think you'd need to add any sweeteners to these, but that's just us! Top it off with some mint for a festive flair.
Cold Brew Iced TeaThis is our favorite way to steep iced tea because it goes down smooth and has less acidity. Take 2 tablespoons of loose leaf tea for 6 to 8 ounces of cold water.
Let the tea steep in a pitcher of cold water overnight. Add a little garnish with your favorite summer fruit, like strawberries or raspberries. Enjoy!