Hello summer, hello cold-brewed teas!

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Cold brewing is a very simple method to prepare iced tea. As simple as it sounds it consists in brewing tea leaves in cold water. The chemical extraction of the tea is slower and it leaves its original flavour almost intact. The result is a smoother, less bitter and lighter tea due to less caffeine and catechins extracted in the process.

As the days are getting warmer and sunnier, this is a lovely time to make cold-brewed iced teas. Here are five easy steps to prepare them:

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– Find jar or a jug preferably with a lid.

– Add an equivalent of one and a half or two teaspoons of tea for each cup or glass.

– Fill with cold water and let it steep for the night. You can also play with the brewing time and choose between 5 to 12 hours depending on how strong you like it.

– Drain it and add some ice cubes, fresh fruits or aromatic herbs.

– Serve chilled and enjoy!

Tip: You can use any tea you would like (white, green, blue) but remember loose-leaf tea is always the best choice!

Happy summer!

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