ho says a perfect cuppa has to be pipping hot? Like cold brewed coffee, you can also infuse tea leaves in cold or room temperature water for a longer period of time. Teas infused this way are gentler in taste but perfectly refreshing on a hot summer’s day.
At lower temperature, the tannins in the tea are slower to release making the cold infused teas to be smoother and less astringent. The flavour molecules of tea that are released when brewed with higher temperature water now gets to perfumed our palate as we drink the cold brew tea.
If you have more time on a stifling hot summer afternoon, try infusing these teas with lots of ice or simply pop them in a jug of water in the fridge overnight.