How to Cold Brew

The process of cold-brewing steeps tea leaves slowly, using time rather than temperature to release flavors and catechins gently. This results in a smooth body with complex flavors and reduced bitterness. Not only is cold brew tea easy to prepare, it can be considered a more fool-proof method of brewing a refreshing and delicious cup of true-tasting tea, as the need for achieving precise water temperature is eliminated. Instead, all you need is patience, but trust us— it's worth it!

Gather Items

1. GATHER ITEMS
Our 1000ml Simple Brew Teapot is an ideal vessel for cold-brewing. Besides that, you'll just need tea and water.

Add

2. ADD
Measure 2 to 3 tablespoons of loose leaf tea into Simple Brew (Genmaicha is shown here). Green (Japan), white, and green/fragrant oolong teas are best-suited for cold-brewing.

Fill

3. FILL
Add cold or room temperature filtered water.

Cover

4. COVER

Refrigerate

5. REFRIGERATE
Infusion times will vary depending on the tea. In general, most cold brewed teas are ready to drink after 2 to 4 hours of steeping. Some Japanese teas require even shorter infusions, while ball-rolled oolong teas may need significantly more time. Feel free to experiment with the amount of tea and infusion time to find your desired brew strength.

Decant & Enjoy

6. DECANT & ENJOY
Remove from refrigerator and separate brew from leaves by decanting fully into a new vessel. Serve without ice. Store in refrigerator for up to 24 hours.