I'm traveling all summer and I didn't have space in my bags for my kettle, and I don't have any way to get hot water. So I'm looking for a couple teas that will make a decent cold brew. Any recommendations?
Aug 2nd, '15, 12:13
Joined: Jul 30th, '15, 08:08
Location: meditation center in Malaysia (from 2 July to New Year 2018 at least) but on the way to KL on 29 Jun
I've been brewing Gyokuro with room temp water as I ran across a site that recommended a first steep (prep for the real infusion) with room temp water. I experimented with multiple infusions and find that it keeps the bitter and astringent compounds to a minimum. I think Gyokuro is perfect for traveling. Been brewing it wherever the mood strikes in Japan and now Taiwan. 60°C is the max recommended for it and a lot of places say 40° is ideal. I think it somewhat depends on if you want a little bitter in later infusions or wqnt to minimize them throughout all extractions.