So, you’ve heard of cold brew coffee, but did you know you can cold brew tea? ⚡️🌿
Cold brew tea is just that – tea steeped in cold water instead of hot. Plus, so much f*cking more! The non-stop benefits of cold brewing tea will have you skipping to your tea bag.
Let’s start with the deliciousness of cold brewing. Steeping your tea in hot water extracts more tannins from your tea.
WTF are tannins? You’ve probably already heard of them if you’ve ever been to a wine tasting or if a friend considers herself a wine connoisseur. Tea has tannins as well, and hot brewing your tea brings them out in droves, adding bitterness to the taste.
If you prefer a sweeter pallet, then cold brew is for you! Cold brewing tea extracts fewer tannins, leaving your tea sweeter and more refreshing. And that sounds divine – especially as the weather finally f*cking warms up.
And the taste of cold brew tea isn’t just sweeter, it might be something brand-new. Taste testers suggest that cold brewing brings out new flavors in your classic teas. Try cold brewing one of your favorite hot teas, such as Basic Black, and taste something new and refreshing!
All tea provides awesome health benefits compared to other hot or caloric drinks. But cold brew tea is on its own level with healthy bonuses
Cold brew tea – particularly green tea – gives you more antioxidants than hot brewed tea. And loads more antioxidants than a serving of fruit or vegetables – even those high in antioxidants like blueberries. Antioxidants help keep your immune system strong and can help reduce the risk of getting some sh*tty diseases like heart disease and certain cancers. F*ck cancer.
Steeping tea in cold water pulls less caffeine from the tea than steeping in hot water, so if you’re looking for a slightly less caffeinated version of your favorite tea, then you need to try cold brew ASAP.
Like hot brewing tea, the longer you steep the more caffeine is extracted from the tea leaves, but with cold brew, you have more control. Cold brew steeps over hours – not minutes – so your window for brewing the perfect cup of tea is a lot f*cking wider. This means it’s harder for you to screw up your tea by over-steeping.
Since cold brew tea is naturally sweeter than hot brewed, you get a sweeter cup without needing to add sweetener. So, feel good about that! We’re not saying you CAN’T add sweetener – some of our favorite cold brew recipes add fresh fruit! Luscious!
Drinking tea can improve how your body absorbs iron and other vitamins from food. So, you’re getting the nutritional benefits of the tea, AND you’re helping your body boost rewards from other nutrient sources as well. Win-Win!
As always, tea is a great way to stay hydrated. And with cold brew tea’s cool smoothness, you’re more likely to grab another cup. In fact, why not drink that whole pitcher? You can make another one tomorrow.
If you’re trying to slash your caffeine or sugar-induced jitters, then cold brew tea is a sweet alternative to soda. Our caffeine-free herbal teas, like Hibiscus Glow, are fabulous for slaying your hydration goals.
You only need a few items to make cold brew tea. Loose-leaf tea or sachets and a pitcher with cold water – let it steep while you sleep.
No special tea leaves – just the tea you already love!
You’ll hear more from us on how to cold brew your tea at home, but to get started, check out our ULTIMATE cold brew systems here. And get a quick preview of DIY cold brew at home.