Iced Tea Preparation Instructions
Brew a tea concentrate by following the regular brewing instructions, but using twice the amount of leaves. If sweetener is desired, we recommend using crystal sugar.
Fill glasses or pitcher approximately 2/3 with ice (preferably made using filtered water). Use plastic or tempered glass only.
Immediately pour the hot tea over the ice, separating the leaves with a strainer. If necessary, add more ice until the concentrate is diluted to nearly double its initial volume.
To prepare 36 ounces of iced tea, brew 18 ounces of tea using approximately 6 teaspoons of tea leaves.
By pouring the hot tea over ice, the principles of shock freezing are applied. The sudden cooling preserves the full aroma as well as the active ingredients of the tea. This method also prevents the usual cloudiness that often develops in black teas as they cool off. The cloudiness, however, is purely optical and has no negative impact on the flavor of the tea.