2013/08/19

Simple Recipe for Iced Tea

It is hot here, especially this summer. It is enervating.... I drink hot tea even summer, but also cold tea often sits in my fridge. My recipe to make iced green tea is very very simple.

1) Put 500ml of water and 5g of tea leaves into a container. (To be honest, prefering stronger tea, I use more tea leaves!)
2) Leave it for 3 – 5 hours or overnight in the fridge. When ready, take out tea leaves from the container. (Or, transfer tea into another container in order to separate from tea leaves.) This is it!

In my case, I’ve got a handy container with strainer. I usually prepare the iced tea before going to bed, and leave it in the fridge until the following morning. When I wake up, just take out the strainer and throw away the tea leaves.

handy container by T
Generally, Japanese tea has more amino acid called theanine (responsible for umami flavor), which is more extracted by using lower temperature hot water. Therefore, using “water” does make sense. You will enjoy gentle and sensitive flavor of Japanese green tea.