If you haven’t jumped in with both feet on the cold-brew bandwagon, you don’t know what you’re missing. If you haven’t even heard of cold brewing, where have you been? We’re going to let you in on the secret… it’s the art of brewing tea or coffee using cold water.

It really does make loose-leaf tea easy. All you need is our loose-leaf tea and water, abolishing the need for fiddly utensils; there is no need for a thermometer, a kettle or a measuring spoon! Cold brewing also eliminates the risk of over brewing and burning the tea leaves, which gives you a much smaller chance of creating that horrible bitter taste sometimes caused from pouring boiling water over green tea. Cold brewing allows the tea leaves to be infused more slowly over a longer period of time, making it the most forgiving way to brew more specialist teas.

Now, you maybe wondering where to begin. Well, here is an easy step-by-step guide to preparing your own cold brew.

How to cold brew

Step 1
Using a pitcher, jug, mug or bottle, fill it up with cold water.

Step 2
Grab your favourite tea and place 3 teaspoons of tea into the water. All teas will work as cold brews, but we recommend a floral or fruity number such as Summer Sencha or Jasmine Yin Hao.

Step 3
Give it a quick stir and place it in the fridge for at least two hours

Step 4
Pour over ice, strain and enjoy!

If you want to add extra flavours, feel free to experiment. A twist of fresh fruit like orange or lemon is particularly delicious, but by adding some decorative flowers you can make your cold brew special for any occasion. If you try something new, let us know, we love to hear about your experiments.

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This is a cold-brew using our Jasmine Yin Hao Chinese green tea with cucumber and rosemary, simple and incredibly refreshing.