sjschen wrote:Imagine buying some nice loose leaf and throwing most of it away immediately, not very economical.
Brew the tea hot, dilute it down with very warm water and throw it in the chiller. Basically, make iced tea.
not sure, if we share the same topic ;o)))). One of the worst things for tea is time.. So even if you make amazing tea.. once it get cold.. it's just not as good anymore, and by my opinion doesn't matter the way, how it gets cold..
I'm not saying, that it'll be something worth Nobel Award. This is just another way how to make it and acording to my experiences - tea which is brewed hot and than kept for long time cold gets really nasty.. this way just allows you to keep it longer without loosing so much of taste (my opinion, my taste, obviously..).
Depends on personal preferences. I for example never even heard (and still it's almost unthinkable for me) about reheating tea in microwave.. but again - I suppose that noone expect to have the same quality once cooled down and than reheated as just freshly brewed tea, but I do understand, that for some people it is a solution.. Hopefully not forever, just for times of emergency ;o)))
But!!! I love Yerba Mate - and eventhough you can't compare the taste of tea made with right temperature and cold tea - if you never had chilled Mate made with the receipe I described, you don't now, what pleasure is ;o))))))) (needs to be really strong, but it's worth it, definetely..)
Actually.. try to make some tea - both ways and say your opinion.. (trouble is, that you have to find the right amount of tea leaves..) .. would like to know
Keep your taste and bottoms up!!!