Have you heard of cold brew coffee? Well, cold steeped tea is an equivalent that you can make easily customizable at home. Cold steeped tea (cold brew tea) is a method very similar to making a tradition cup of tea, but with the water heating process removed. Cold steeped tea is often confused with iced tea, but the two are different though equally refreshing.
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Cold steeping tea gives a light-bodied flavor and is incredibly easy to make, with just about any variation of flavor a possibility. Cold steeped teas can be made in as little as two hours, or if you prefer a bolder flavor, up to 12. This recipe calls for 12-24 hours of cold steeping for best results and flavor profile. Spices and almonds are pan toasted for an addled layer of taste in this recipe, making it a great holiday elixir to serve up. Read on for Dr. Igor’s Fig Goji Berry Chrysanthemum Cold Steeped Tea!
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Fig Goji Berry Chrysanthemum Cold Steeped Tea
Total: 12-24 hours
Prep: 3 minutes
Makes: 8 cups
- ½ red apple, sliced, de-seeded
- 8 fresh figs, halved
- ½ navel orange, sliced, skin on
- 2 sprigs of thyme
- 2 tablespoons of dried goji berries, in a tea bag
- ¼ cup of dried chrysanthemum flowers, in a tea bag
- Gather all the ingredients, place them in an 8 cup mason jar or pitcher, and top it off with cold filtered water. Store it in the refrigerator for 12 hours minimum and up to 24 hours for best results.
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- Goji berries have been used for centuries as a medicinal herb and food supplement in Asia. They have antioxidants that can help vision, have immune boosting qualities to fight inflammation and free-radicals, and spinning goji berry tea is believed to treat liver damage in Chinese medicine.
- Chrysanthemum flowers have been used in Chinese medicine to treat bone disorders by reducing the inflammation in the bone and joints of the body. Drink chrysanthemum flowers daily to fully experience its benefits.
- Figs are rich in minerals including potassium, calcium, magnesium and iron. Figs also have a lot of vitamin B that support the overall metabolism of macronutrients in the body.
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