Cold-brewed green tea is refreshing in summer.
It is not necessary to use a special teapot for preparation. A glass or Pyrex container is good.
This brewing technique takes a little time. It provides a wonderful cold green tea that is delightful and healthy.
Use a ratio of one to two tablespoons of tea leaves per liter of water. Place the tea leaves in the bottom of a large teapot or container.
Add water, cover the container, and place it in the refrigerator to steep. Let it steep in the refrigerator for about three hours.
Give the pot a gentle horizontal swirl or a stir before you drink it, since leaves may settle at the bottom during brewing.
Cold Brewing Japanese Green Tea (Iced Method)
"Koridashi" is a Japanese method of brewing tea by steeping tea leaves with melting ice cubes. This produces a tea with a mild, mellow flavor that is delicious during the summer months.
Cover tea leaves with quality ice from purified water. Let the tea melt at room temperature. It takes about 30 minutes to one hour.
Pour into a teacup or glass over ice. Enjoy a cold and delicious serving of your favorite green tea!