Iced Tea Steep Guide

iced tea in glasses in a row

 

We often associate iced teas with being overly sweet and overly garnished, unrecognizable from their hot tea counterpart. Iced tea however, can be an exceptionally refreshing beverage when you let the natural flavours of our blends take the lead.

When enjoying our signature blends iced, the key is to start with a stronger infusion. We recommend doubling your usual portioning of either loose leaf or sachets. This will ensure your infusion maintains its flavour once poured over ice and diluted. The steep time and temperature will remain the same. If you do not have a variable temperature kettle, we recommend boiling the water fully, and letting it cool for 2-3 minutes.

Black: 5-6 Minutes with 100°C Water
Green: 3-4 Minutes with 79°C Water
White: 3-4 Minutes with 85°C Water
Oolong: 3-4 Minutes with 90°C Water
Herbal: 5-6 Minutes with 100°C Water
marrakesh mint iced

Basic Iced Tea

  1. Steep 2 teaspoons of loose leaf tea or 2 sachets per 12 ounces of water.
  2. Steep time and water temperature remain the same.
  3. Pour infusion into glass or pitcher full of ice. Savour straight as a thirst quencher or garnish with berries, citrus, or herbs to further complement the natural flavours and tasting notes. 
cold brew pitcher of iced tea

Cold Brew Iced Tea

  1. Steep 2 teaspoons of loose leaf tea or 2 sachets per 12 ounces of water.
  2. Steep with cold water, rather than boiling water.
  3. Let the infusion steep overnight for 8-12 hours in the fridge.
  4. Pour infusion into glass or pitcher full of ice. Savour straight as a thirst quencher or garnish with berries, citrus, or herbs to further complement the natural flavours and tasting notes. 
crimson berry iced tea ice cubes

Sparkling Iced Tea

  1. Steep 2 teaspoons of loose leaf tea or 2 sachets per 12 ounces of water.
  2. Steep time and water temperature remain the same.
  3. Pour infusion into an ice cube tray and freeze overnight.
  4. Fill a glass with iced tea ice cubes and add sparkling water. 
  5. Savour straight as a thirst quencher or garnish with berries, citrus, or herbs to further complement the natural flavours and tasting notes. 

 

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