Mizudashi-An easy guide to cold brewing tea

 Mizudashi-An easy guide to cold brewing tea

Cold-brewing tea is a delightful way to create a refreshing and smooth beverage. Mizudashi is the Japanese term for the same which means steeping tea or coffee using cold water.

Cold-brewing the tea helps to extract delicate notes of tea & extract more flavour resulting in a delicious & refreshing beverage especially during the hot summer months, the best part is that it can be tried with almost any kind of tea.

Let me guide you through three easy methods :

1. Cold Brew with Tea Bags or Loose-Leaf Tea:

   - Choose your favorite tea—green, white, oolong, or herbal.

   - Place 1 tea bag or 1-2 teaspoons of loose-leaf tea in a jar or pitcher.

   - Add 180 to 240 mL of room temperature water per tea bag or spoonful of tea.

   - Let it sit on the counter for about an hour (or 30 minutes if you're short on time).

   - Optionally, add fresh herbs, fruit slices, or mint for extra flavor.

   - Refrigerate overnight.

   - Strain and enjoy!

We prefer to consume this without sweeteners but you can do as as per taste. 

2. Brewing Loose-Leaf Tea with Ice:

   - Use 1-2 teaspoons of loose-leaf tea.

   - Place it in a large pitcher.

   - Add 1 large ice cube and a splash of water.

   - Refrigerate for 12 hours.

   - Remove the tea leaves/strain and serve chilled.

Again, adding more herbs, lemon/orange slices, sweeteners is optional.

 3. Quick Ice Brew:

   - Again, use 1-2 teaspoons of loose-leaf tea.

   - Put it in a pitcher with 3 regular ice cubes.

   - Add 0.25 cups (59 mL) of water.

   - Refrigerate for a few hours.

   - Strain and enjoy your brisk, icy tea!

 Remember, cold brew tea is all about patience—letting the flavours slowly develop. 

You are sure to enjoy this one.

If you try it out, do let us know your thoughts on the same.