Iced tea is a very popular drink especially during the increasingly hot days of summer. Did you know that on any given day, about one half of the American population drinks tea and that 85% of all tea sold is iced! Iced tea is a great alternative to sodas or anything else with unnatural juices or flavor additives. And iced tea is growing in popularity in the rest of the world – even in China and Japan where drinking hot tea is such an important tradition. Nonetheless, the United States remains the iced tea capitol.
But many continue to be confused on how to make their own iced tea. It is super easy and a very economical option to buying ready to drink teas. Plus it is fun! Here are a few options for brewing up some tasty tea as a refreshing beverage or mixed drink base for your iced pleasure:
Brew your hot Teatulia tea as usual and pour over ice. If this dilutes your tea too much, then chill the hot tea first (in the fridge, or just let it sit) before pouring over ice.
Make a concentrate and dilute. Brew your Teatulia tea using a higher ratio of tea to water than usual. Dilute the concentrate as you are ready to enjoy it. Concentrate can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready for use.
Cold brew. Put your standard Teatulia tea bags into a container of cold water, put in the fridge over night. Enjoy. Since no heat is applied to the tea, no (or fewer) tannins are extracted from the leaves resulting in an unbelievably smooth and refreshing beverage.
Sun tea. Not recommended as studies have shown that long periods of sunlight on teabags submerged in water can grow harmful bacteria.
Made To Double Dip. Did you know that each Teatulia pyramid can be used 2-3 times? Because their tea is whole leaf and not ground up tea bits, you need fewer tea bags or loose tea to make a great pot or pitcher of iced tea, so you actually get more for your money and the greatest tea quality with Teatulia teas.
– 1 Teatulia pyramid tea bag per 12 ounces of water.
– 10 Teatulia pyramid tea bags per gallon of water.