Cold-brew tea is the best way to get a smooth and naturally sweet glass of iced tea.
Unlike regular iced tea, it has almost zero bitterness. Furthermore, the slow extraction process adds interesting aromatic notes into the cup.
Kitchen scale. Glass jar with lid, strainer or infuser.
Kitchen Scale. Glass Jar With Lid, Strainer Or Infuser.
Mark as brewed
The brew ratio for cold-brew tea can be mindblowing for coffee enthusiasts. Experimenting with several recipes, I found that something between 1:60 to 1:80 is good enough to serve alone.
If you want a more concentrated cold brew, I found that a 1:40 ratio is more than enough for mixing with dairy, plant-based kinds of milk, or even cocktails.
Still, feel free to experiment and find your favorite!
Put 6 grams of loose-leaf tea in a glass jar or bottle. I picked a clean glass jar with a lid for this purpose.
Pour 470 grams of cold water into the jar and screw the lid on top. You won't need to seal it. Twist it gently until it stops.
Let the cold brew steep in the fridge for 12 hours or overnight. A couple of hours won't make a huge difference because the extraction process is quite slow. Nonetheless, I found that more than 18 hours can add some bitterness and off-flavors to the brew.
Strain the loose-leaf tea and serve. You'll enjoy the smoothest cup of iced tea ever!