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an unusual infusion – cold brew tea

Sunny days are here again (a bit intermittently, because this is Britain!) and as the summer progresses we are all going to be in need of cool refreshment!

One of the most refreshing of all drinks is lemon tea. It’s healthy, pure, citrusy and natural! And it’s easy to make, whether via the usual hot brew process, which takes about five minutes, or if you have 4 hours or so to plan ahead, using the cold brew method.

The cold brew method is not very well known, but chill some Organic Golden Monkey black tea, for example, with fresh lemon slices, and you have the most delicious summer libation imaginable!

twecipe: Cold Brew Golden Monkey
Infuse 10g Organic Golden Monkey Black Tea
in 750ml soft water in fridge 6-8hrs. Strain, serve
with ice & lime slices or use as base for mocktails
& cocktails.

Here is a transcript of the video “How To Make Lemon Tea”:

In this video, I am going to show you how to make lemon tea. There are two different ways of making lemon tea; you can do a cold brew of black tea by simply infusing black tea leaves in cold water and leaving it for 4 hours in the fridge. At the beginning of the infusion process, you can add some freshly sliced lemon, let it infuse and it gets this beautiful red liquor.

I prefer to make a lemon tea like this because the tea won’t be very bitter and the lemon peel won’t impart any astringency and bitterness to the tea. This is the simplest way of making lemon tea; you just need a lot of time. The other way of making lemon tea is to brew it with hot water.

I have some black tea leaves here that I am going to brew with hot water. I am not putting the fresh lemon slices in the teapot because I don’t want the hot water to make all the astringency and bitterness come out from the lemon peel, so I’m putting it in the pitcher. You can also add dried orange peel. These are peels from clementines I’ve collected and dried; they have a really nice citrus, orangey aroma.

They are actually quite nice to add to mulled wines and beautiful lemon tea. Now, I’m pouring hot black tea into the lemon slices and orange peel and letting it infuse for about a minute. This will allow the lemon and orange peel to be imparted into the tea.

So, after about a minute, the lemon and orange peel flavour has gone into the black tea. So, here are 2 different types of lemon tea, a cold brew method of lemon tea, and a hot brew method of lemon tea. This is how you make a lemon tea.

Thanks for watching my video “How To Make Lemon Tea” and have yourselves a fantastic summer!


Teanamu Chaya Teahouse
~~ Serene and fragrant TEA entices with promise of rapture in STORE ~~

3 thoughts on “an unusual infusion – cold brew tea

  1. Geraldine says:

    nice one. Will try at home. Came to your teahouse yesterday -amazing 🙂

    1. Pei says:

      Hi Geraldine,

      I’m very glad you like the teahouse. Do pop by for a cuppa when you are in the area!


  2. Carolyn says:

    Love the idea of adding dried celementine skin in ice tea and will try the cold brew method this coming summer.

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