This is how you make a fresh non-alcoholic Teatail
Every week Teastreet comes up with a stimulating tea recipe especially for IkPas. This week we present a delicious fresh (non-alcoholic) Tea cocktail -Teatail-. Almost all teas are suitable for making iced tea as a base for your Teatail, including black, green, white, oolong, herbs and rooibos. Read and learn how you can make a splash at home with a Teatail.
- Loose leaf tea (about 10 grams per liter)
- Carafe/glass dispenser
- Paper filters size L
- Ice cubes (when prepared with hot tea, quick method)
- Other useful iced tea makers: magic tea maker, Kinto iced tea pitcher, Blomus Teajay
Preparation of iced tea as the basis of the Teatail:
- Double the recommended dose of tea in the filter; the tea is eventually diluted by the ice cubes, so you have to prepare the tea extra strong with double the amount of loose leaf tea.
- Make the tea in the usual way (note, with green and white tea in water of max 80°C).
- Pour the hot tea over a cup/jug of ice cubes or place the Magic Tea Maker with hot tea on a cup with ice cubes.
Cold brew method:
Iced tea based on black, green or white tea gets the best taste when prepared with the cold brew-method. The tea should be steeped in cold water for at least six hours.
- Put the loose leaf tea in the filter (about 3 grams per 250 ml).
For large quantities, you can fill a dispenser with cold water. Fill paper filter bags size L with loose tea. Close the bags and put them in the water.
- Let the tea steep overnight in cold water in the refrigerator.
- Pour the fresh iced tea into a nice glass.
- Complete the Teatail with a piece of fruit, a piece of fresh ginger root on the rim of the glass or a sprig of rosemary or mint in the glass.
Our favorites as a basis for a Teatail:
Black T – Old School Earl Gray
Green T – Crispy morning
Herbal – Summer in the city