When the weather starts to warm up, sometimes you just want to swap your hot cuppa for an iced or cold brew tea.
The result is what we like to call a ‘Coolong.’ In other words, a cold brew oolong made with Taiwanese Dongding Oolong Tea.
The important thing about Dongding oolong is that it is a lightly roasted tea with minimal bitterness. This makes it the ideal cold brew tea for hot summer or late spring days. You can prepare it in the morning, watch the leaves slowly unfurl in a tall glass jar, and enjoy it in the afternoon.
So here’s what to do for your cold brew tea:
Cold Brew Tea for 2-4 people
- Using cool water, rinse 2 heaped teaspoons of Dongding oolong leaves.
- Drain, then place the rinsed leaves in a clean, large sized jar or similar container. Next, pour in 750 ml to one litre (3 to 4 standard cups) of cool, filtered water.
- Place in the fridge for 3 to 4 hours. The leaves will have unfurled fully.
It’s now ready to enjoy. This is a simple recipe that nonetheless requires a little bit of a wait. But the beauty of it is that you can set and forget, and go do other things in the meantime.
If you make this cold brew tea at home or at work, we’d love to hear how it goes! Or do you have your own method for brewing tea with cold water? We’d love to hear about that too.
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