Iced Tea by Leaf & Petal
Purveyors of distinctive loose leaf teas. A world of flavoursome, wholesome , soothing, energising and downright enjoyable teas awaits you. On a mission to convert tea bag users to loose tea lovers as a more sustainable and finer tea experience!
Please take a look at our simple guide to making Iced Tea for those lazy summer days.
1 litre or 1 Serving
Fresh Cold Water (filtered if possible)
Garnish (lemon or other fruits)
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Iced tea brewing method for 1 litre
Place 6 slightly heaped teaspoons of loose tea into a teapot. Boil 325ml fresh cold water (filtered if possible) and pour over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes or to taste. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Strain and pour the tea into your serving pitcher, add ice and top up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish with lemon (and/or fruits) and sweeten to taste.
Iced tea brewing method (Individual Serving)
Place 1 slightly heaped teaspoon of loose tea into a teapot for each serving required. Boil 70-200ml per serving cold water (filtered if possible) and pour over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes or to taste.
Strain and add hot tea to a 12oz/375ml acrylic glass filled with ice. This allows for a generous serving with approximately an additional ½ glass. Garnish with lemon (and/or fruits) and sweeten to taste.
When preparing fresh brewed iced tea increase the strength of hot tea since it will be diluted with cold water and ice. (NB: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice - this is a sign of quality and nothing to worry about.). Alternatively, you may brew your tea at the usual strength, strain into a jug and place in the fridge to cool then add ice and garnish as required.
ANTIOXIDANT BENEFIT: More antioxidants are extracted from teas, fruit tisanes or herbal infustions the longer they are brewed.
FOOD SAFETY: We strongly recommend using filtered or freshly drawn cold water brought to a rolling boil when brewing all types of tea. The water can then be allowed to cool to the appropriate temperature for more delicate teas and herbs.