Making High Quality Iced Tea
I have really been enjoying Suntory Oolong Iced teas recently and Ito En iced teas also. They have a real "twiggy"/leafy tea flavor to them.
Does anyone know how to duplicate this at home???
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Well, I use Republic of Tea, loose leaf tea (I prefer caffeine free Rooiboos blend high in anti-oxidents) 4 tablespoons per 4 cup coffee maker or, if using tea bags 8 teabags per 4 1/2 quart pot of water. One must not over heat the tea, it is sensitive and if "burned" will result in bitter tea.
In the coffee maker, the heat of the water going through the tea is fine, but do not leave the liquid on the burner, which is how "coffee" would get hot. Take the tea off pour it into a different container, sweeten if you like, sugar, honey, etc.
In the pot of water, bring the water to a slow roll, short of a boil. put the teabags in and reduce the heat o it just barely bubbles the teabags gently and let it brew for between 25 to 35 minutes depending on how you like the strength of your tea and refrigeate or pour over ice.
Should be great, from your tea-toddling Rouxbe friend