Cold Brew vs Hot Brew Iced Tea

Cold Brew vs Hot Brew Iced Tea

Matthew HammondsJun 22, '155 comments

A question that keep arising, "What is the difference between cold brewed and hot brewed ICED tea?" The summer months are HOT!  If you haven't experienced cold brewed tea, you are missing out!

Hot Brewed Iced Tea

Hot brewed iced tea is what 99% of people drink for iced tea.  It is made by brewing or steeping tea bags in hot water; then poured over ice or put in the refrigerator to cool.  It is quick and easy and tastes great (if you use good tea).  

Black tea is typically the type of tea used for iced tea, but feel free to try every type of tea.  I personally like to use our Organic Pai-Mu-Tan white tea because it is light and refreshing.  If you want a caffeine free option, try our Organic Green Rooibos (it's delicious iced!) or any of our fruit blend teas.

Cold Brewed Iced Tea

Cold brewed iced tea gives you a completely different flavor than hot brewed and it is amazing!  It is smooth and has almost zero astringency.  The downside is you have to think ahead (a big problem for me).  Instead of steeping your tea in hot water, put it in room temperature water and let it sit overnight on your counter or in your refrigerator.

It doesn't seem like there would be a difference. Iced tea is "iced tea", right?

The taste between these two methods is like night and day! Try it for yourself! 

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