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Cold Brewing Tea

When I have tea, it’s usually cold brewed. During the Summer and even now as Autumn approaches, a cold drink is far more appealing than a piping hot mug of tea for me. Cold steeping is said to be more nutritious and is much less bitter. There’s no need to sweeten cold-steeped tea, it doesn’t require the energy of heated water and can be kept in the fridge for days.

I use a Bodum Iced Tea Pitcher that has an infuser that locks into it. I put my desired amount of leaves in the infuser, place it in the pitcher, fill it with cold water and place it in the fridge for a couple hours. The result is a smooth, flavourful tea.
The blend of herbs for my infusion tonight follows:
  • Oat straw
  • Burdock
  • Yerba Mate
  • Nettle
  • Linden
  • Mint

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