Water quality is important, it is best to use purified water to prepare iced green tea.
Use a pyrex or heat resistant glass container (a spare pyrex coffee container will work just fine).
Pour 500cc (16 ounces) of room temperature water into the container. Add the teabag. Move it back and forth slowly several times. Please note that you move the bag back and forth, unlike preparing hot green tea.
After about 15 seconds place the container in the refrigerator. Leave the teabag inside.
Chill for one hour. Take the container out of the refrigerator, remove the teabag, then pour yourself a glass of the finest iced green tea you can make with a bag!
You can also make iced tea with loose tea leaves. Iced Netto Gyokuro and Netto Sencha are wonderful!
Pour hot water over double the amount you would usually use for hot tea. After the tea has steeped for about 2 minutes, put ice into the container until it is full. Most of the ice will melt almost immediately and dilute the tea to its ideal level. After approximately 3 minutes you can pour over ice and serve.
Some customers like to pour it over a tea net to trap all of the loose leaves. Some don't. It is delicious both ways. If the container you use doesn't have a lid that traps most of the leaves, you should use a net.
For iced matcha: Add one teaspoon of Matcha to 6 ounces of hot water and whisk with the bamboo whisk to make a small amount of thick green tea. Pour into a glass filled with
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