Can You Drink Black Tea Cold

Can You Drink Black Tea Cold

CAN YOU DRINK BLACK TEA COLD?

Black tea accounts for 80% of the world’s tea consumption, especially in the West. It is also considered healthier than green tea because of its medical properties and the way the tea leaves are processed. To get the maximum benefit black tea should be drunk without additives like milk and sugar. However, many of us still prefer to drink it hot because of the health benefits it has. But, did you know that it can also be drunk cold? Yes, it’s true. The debate is ongoing but there are reasons to cold brew your tea and if you want to know more, read on!

REASONS TO DRINK COLD TEA

If you are looking for a different way to enjoy your cup of tea, why not try a new way? Cold steeping your tea has many benefits and it can do you a lot of good. So, go ahead give cold brewing a try because:

   1. It’s an easier method of brewing tea. All you need to do is put some tea leaves in a bottle and add cold water and leave it overnight.

   2. It could also contribute to better health because the important antioxidants like Vitamin C get preserved.

   3. It hydrates your body more than hot tea because it has more water and hence it can help on hot days.

   4. Great taste and less caffeine aren't the only benefits that cold brew tea offers. Extracting tea with cold water instead of hot water retains the same or more antioxidants than its hot water sidekick, so it is good tasting and good for you!

BEST TYPE OF TEA FOR ICED TEA

You don't have to be an expert tea maker to make great iced tea. With a few basic ingredients and a little imagination, you can dream up fantastic iced tea recipes that will keep you cool and refreshed all season long. From fruit-infused teas to spiced concoctions, the possibilities are endless, but it is black and green tea which are the most popular choices for cold brewing.

   1. Black Tea: The best part about black tea is that it can be flavoured almost any way you like it. The best tea to use for iced teas are Indian blends such ad Munnar black tea and premium tea blends like Darjeeling and Assam (although these are better enjoyed as a hot beverage).

   2. Green Tea: Indian green teas from the South have a light and herbal flavour, perfect for cold brewing. Premium leaf Munnar tea is the perfect choice if you want to cold brew your tea and enjoy it. And the best part is the herbal properties also make it good for health!

   3. Oolong Tea: Oolong tea can also be drunk cold. In fact, it is best enjoyed in summer months as iced tea where many of us are wary to do so. But, the best part is that Oolong tea from Munnar is the best when it is cold brewed.

A RECIPE FOR DELICIOUS ICED TEA

INGREDIENTS

AMOUNT

Powdered Sugar

I/3 cup

Lemon Juice

¼ cup

Strawberries

1 kilogram

Water

10 cups

Tea

8 bags

STRAWBERRY ICED TEA

strawberry iced tea

METHOD

   • Heat up the water and pour the powdered sugar in and stir

   • Add sugar and lemon juice to taste

   • Puree the strawberries and stir them into the mixture of water lemon juice and sugar

   • Let it cool and sit in the fridge overnight with the tea bag infusion for the best results

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