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Ice tea, how to prepare it best?

Updated: Aug 5, 2021

Beach, picnic, sun, aperitif, holidays! Iced tea by Row & Ma Paris

The two essential methods for a delicious drink as well as our nice and simple recipes, for each of our teas.


1. The classical hot brewing For our green teas it will be at 80 ° and for our black teas at 95 °, both will be infused for 2 minutes. Our Midnight Treasure infusion is also brewed at 95 °, but the brewing time is a minimum of 5 minutes. The shorter times should help avoiding bitterness. We recommend two full tablespoons of tea (15-18g) per liter of water. Let it cool down to room temperature and place the tea in the fridge for 2 to 3 hours before serving. To enjoy our iced teas, you don't really need sugar, but you can add a "splash" of agave syrup or honey.


2. Cold brewing in a glass jars

The amount of tea will always be 2 full tablespoons per liter of water. You can leave the tea to infuse for 60 to 90 minutes at room temperature, or place your carafe for 4 to 6 hours in the refrigerator. By using slightly less than 2 tablespoons per liter of water you can let your tea steep overnight in the refrigerator and enjoy it as a refreshing wake up drink. To avoid over-diluting your tea (with ice cubes), we recommend that you prepare the ice cubes with the same tea as the one you have brewed. For a nice aperitif you can decorate your ice cubes with leaves and fruits and of course you can add fresh leaves and fresh fruits in your carafe and into your glass.


Each tea has its own character and its special way of preparation


Detoxology

Our Detoxology is particularly well suited for the preparation of iced teas and can be enjoyed in multiple combinations with fresh fruits and leaves of herbs and even with vegetables. We made several versions, the first with melon, cucumber and basil leaves. The second, simply with a few thin slices of lemon and a few drops of agave syrup. Another delicious version can also be adding few slices of pineapple or fresh mango.


La Minthology Verte

Mint iced tea! What better refreshment by the pool. Embellished with red fruits; strawberries or raspberries and a few mint leaves, its lightness and freshness are ideal for lunch, brunch, picnic and aperitif.


Midnight Treasure

Our iced herbal tea will taste exquisitely if combined with peaches (or nectarines) and a few basil leaves. A real delight! Another version can be made with exotic fruits like passion fruit and kiwi.


Exubérance Impériale

Simply iced! Without adding anything, our version of the iced Earl Gray is very pleasant and refreshing. This tea is easier to prepare with the classical hot brewing method rather than with the cold brewing, then to be cooled down in the fridge into iced tea.


Le Choc & Pop

This tea is the sweetness of your summer mornings or the gourmet break of your afternoons. The intensity of our Choc & Pop makes it a very easy tea for cold brewing. In this example we have prepared it with pears and fresh blackcurrant leaves. It can also be prepared with raspberries.


L’instant Divin

Good news for all chai lovers: our Instant Divin allows you to prepare delicious iced chai-teas. To be enjoyed as iced chia latte or pure.


Matcha

1. Traditional preparation Preparation of Matcha with water.

Place a teaspoon of Matcha powder in a bowl and add 100ml of water at room temperature . Mix well or beat with a bamboo whisk until it is foaming, then add ice cubes.


2. Matcha-Latte preparation The easiest and fastest way is to place a teaspoon of Matcha powder into 100 ml of regular or plant based milk in a milk frother. For a light version, cut the milk (50ml of water and 50ml of milk). Alternatively you can prepare your Matcha in water, the traditional way, then froth your milk separately or simply add cold milk and ice cubes. Our Matcha expresses very little bitterness and naturally contains sugars. However, if you wish, you can add a little sugar, a few drops of agave syrup or honey.


Do not hesitate to comment and give your opinion on our superb iced drinks!

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