Found my iced tea!

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Found my iced tea!

Postby PamEast » Aug 26th, '10, 14:25

After much experimentation I finally found a delicious iced tea! I am totally in love with Adagio's Darjeeling #2. To me it has a spicy, almost cinnimon taste to it. And it's devine iced!

I've been icing my various samples for months now, and found a few that were ok. This is the first that I have really loved.

I just wish the teas I keep fallin in love with weren't so darned expensive.

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Re: Found my iced tea!

Postby Katy1977 » Aug 26th, '10, 16:30

I'm happy for you Pam, did you cold brew the tea or brew first and then cool it down?

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Re: Found my iced tea!

Postby PamEast » Aug 26th, '10, 19:39

I brewed the tea hot and strong, and then poured it over ice.

I was all set to make more, but after looking up the price I think I may have to pace myself a bit. :-/

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Re: Found my iced tea!

Postby cyberhoofer » Aug 27th, '10, 04:47

PamEast wrote:I brewed the tea hot and strong, and then poured it over ice.

I was all set to make more, but after looking up the price I think I may have to pace myself a bit. :-/

Pam


I just recently got 2 kilos of 2nd Flush Arya Ruby straight from the estate in India @ 190 USD / kg .Have to try it as iced tea :shock:

Rajiv Lochan from Lochan Tea recommended I should cold brew Margaret's Hope for iced tea. He said it gives best results. Have to try that as well soon.

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Re: Found my iced tea!

Postby TwoPynts » Aug 27th, '10, 14:29

Sounds like a winner Pam, glad you found it! :)

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Re: Found my iced tea!

Postby PamEast » Aug 27th, '10, 18:14

What is the procedure for "cold brewing"? I've only ever made iced tea by making hot tea and icing it.

Thanks!

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Re: Found my iced tea!

Postby cyberhoofer » Aug 28th, '10, 09:37

PamEast wrote:What is the procedure for "cold brewing"? I've only ever made iced tea by making hot tea and icing it.

Thanks!

Pam


Steeping overnight in the fridge, without boiling the water - just a cold liqor.

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Re: Found my iced tea!

Postby MadeForTeaVea » Aug 29th, '10, 19:28

cyberhoofer wrote:
PamEast wrote:What is the procedure for "cold brewing"? I've only ever made iced tea by making hot tea and icing it.

Thanks!

Pam


Steeping overnight in the fridge, without boiling the water - just a cold liqor.


I've never tried cold brewing it. Does it produce a different flavor?

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Re: Found my iced tea!

Postby TwoPynts » Aug 30th, '10, 16:06

I find it to be mellower, smoother than hot brewing.
I used to make "sun tea" - pop the leaf in and let it sit outside in the sun for a while before chilling. I'm not sure if the sun adds anything to it, but I always enjoyed it.

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