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
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.
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.
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.