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Keep cool with a delicious cold brew!

25 Jul, 2019

cold brew tea recipe

As the heatwave continues we've been exploring the best ways to cool down with a delicious cup of tea.

You may have read our blog about the benefits of drinking hot tea in hot weather, but if you prefer to sip something cooler during the summer months, then we recommend trying a cold tea infusion.  

Unlike traditional iced tea, which involves brewing tea in hot water before leaving it to cool, a cold tea is made using only cold water. Brewing tea in this way takes a little longer than making your normal cuppa, but the result is a perfectly refreshing tea with a delightfully subtle taste. 

how to make cold tea

As tea leaves take longer to release their essence into  cold water, a large leaf tea is best suited to this style of brewing and we suggest trying Dragonfly's Tea House Collection. Our aromatic herbals and citrus Earl Grey are current favourites among the Dragonfly team and so we've put together a little guide on how to make each tea into the perfect cold brew: 

Garden Mint & Verbena:

Add two teabags to 1 litre of cold water 

Cover and leave to infuse and chill in the fridge for 1 - 1.5 hours

Remove the teabags, pour over ice and enjoy! 

Lemongrass & Ginger: 

Add two teabags to 1 litre of cold water 

Cover and leave to infuse and chill in the fridge for 1 - 1.5 hours

Remove the teabags, pour over ice and enjoy! 

Earl Grey:

Add two teabags to 1 litre of cold water 

Cover and leave to infuse and chill in the fridge for 30 - 45 mins 

Remove the teabags, pour over ice and enjoy! 

Shop all our teas and enjoy cold or warm.

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