Can you cold brew with tea bags?
Cold brewing is a popular method for making iced tea, and it’s so simple to make. The slow extraction process results in a flavorful and refreshing cup of iced tea without the risk of the bitterness from oversteeping. Cold brewing can be done with loose leaf tea, but can you cold brew tea with tea bags?
The Benefits of Cold Brewing Tea
Cold brewing has many benefits, including having equal or more catechins than hot brewing. Catechins are antioxidants that are present in tea leaves and are known to have many health benefits. Cold brewing also results in up to 100 times the nutrients of bottled tea and is 1/10th the price of prepackaged tea bottles. Additionally, there are no added preservatives, sugar, or coloring, making cold brewed tea a healthier option compared to bottled tea. And the best part, cold brewing never results in a bitter brew!
Using the Tea Spot's Pyramid Tea Sachets
The Tea Spot's pyramid tea sachets make cold brewing even easier. These sachets are made from fine quality, whole leaf tea, and are shaped like a pyramid to allow the tea leaves room to expand for maximum steeping and extraction. The pyramid shape also helps to keep the tea leaves from clumping together, resulting in a cleaner and more flavorful cup of tea. We also have a line of iced tea pouches that are perfect for brewing up a larger pitcher!
Finding the Right Ratio
When making cold brew tea with tea bags, it's important to use the right tea-to-water ratio to achieve the perfect flavor. Generally, a good rule of thumb is to use about 1 pyramid tea sachet for every 8 ounces of water. However, the exact ratio will depend on the type of tea you're using and your personal preference for strength. For example, if you prefer a stronger cup of tea, you may want to use a little more tea. On the other hand, if you prefer a lighter flavor, you may want to use a little less.
Different teas take different amounts of time to cold brew into delicious iced teas. Green and white teas can take as little as 30 minutes. Black teas and herbals will take considerably longer, and are best tasting when they have been cold brewed overnight in the fridge. Feel free to experiment with your favorite tea to find the optimal length of time to cold brew for your preferred flavor!
In conclusion, cold brewing tea with tea bags is possible, and the Tea Spot's pyramid tea sachets make it even easier. With the many benefits of cold brewing, including equal or more catechins, more nutrients, and no added preservatives, sugar, or coloring, it's no wonder why so many people are choosing to cold brew their tea. So, why not try cold brewing your tea today and enjoy a delicious and healthy beverage all year round!