How to cold brew tea:
#1) get a very large pitcher, that is either a gallon or half gallon.
#2) add about 1/4 cup of tea to half gallon or 1/2 cup of tea to gallon pitcher.
#3) fill with cold water
#4) Put in refrigerator,covered for 6-8 hours for first steep, and 12-15 for second steep.
#5) Pour a cup and enjoy!
For curiosity sake, I steeped the tea once,even though Chris & Amy didn’t say anything about that. It tastes just as good at the first steep! So after you are done with your first steep, add more cold water, stick in the fridge for another 12 hours and enjoy a second time the next day!
Review of LeafSpa Tea’s Eagle Nest Ever Drop Green Tea:
The leafspa eagle nest ever drop tea is a very full bodied green tea. The tea has vegetal notes as well as creamy,thick notes that remind me of a black tea. The green tea really coats my mouth and is creamy before I swallow. After swallowing, there is a hint of dryness on my mouth, reminiscent of cotton, but for me,this doesn’t take away from the tea at all.
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Brand: Utopian Teas’ Green Spiral
Tea Rating: 87/100
Steep Time: 1-3 minutes
Steep Temperature: 180 Degrees
Utopian Teas is a newly opened online tea retailer. They currently offer 2 oolongs and 2 greens for buying, but will be adding some varietals soon. All of their tea s come straight from individual plantations within the Fujian province & Wuyi Mountains in China. Which ensures good,high quality leaves!
This tea is sourced by Utopian Teas from the Fujian Province in China. This province is on the Southeast coast and is a major producer of tea. Unlike many other province’s in China, the Fujian Province produces a wide variety of teas, for example; a variety of oolongs, white tea, black tea and some scented teas.
What an interesting green tea, it’s like none i’ve had before. The liquor was very dark in color, a very dark yellow shade, versus the pale yellow or pale green color that is commonly found in green teas. The flavor is very full and flavorful. It doesn’t taste vegetal,or grassy much at all, instead this tea has a deep earthy aspect, that reminds me of some black teas.The mouth feel was also thicker than the greens that i’m used to, but I like that aspect. The tea is like of nothing that i’ve ever tasted, the look of the dry leaves resembles gunpowder tea, but that is the only thing the two have in common. I like it, especially on the first day back from the weekend.
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Genmaicha is a Japanese green tea that is notoriously known for pairing green tea leaves with popped rice and corn to create a curious flavor profile. Originally in Japan, these tea was served for the poor who could not afford the expense of tea, but still drank it. Adding the rice and popped corn to the tea took away from the price of the tea, making it cheaper to afford for lower classes. This tea can sometimes be paired with matcha, for added ‘umph’ and energy.
This was a very interesting tea. I really enjoyed it. I grew up eating puffed rice cereal for breakfast, so this tea,steeped, really reminded of a mixture of puffed rice,maybe some seaweed-y ocean smell (that could be because I was at the beach all weekend?) and some caramel on the nose. The tea itself is a rather light infusion, but has a robust flavor of the popped corn and rice that could have overrode the delicate green tea flavor, but didn’t. I like the two paired together, and as suggested by what TeaCast.net did by adding some matcha to it. When matcha is added to the tea, the flavor of the tea is enhanced, as well as the color of the steep turning to a very green color. .All in all, I really like this, and would reconsider buying it in a bigger container, as i only purchased a sample of the tea.