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.
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 Mango Apricot Hibiscus Cold Steeped White & Green Tea!
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Total: 12-24 hours
Prep: 3 minutes
Makes: 8 cups
- ½ mango, cut into chunks
- 3 slices of dried mango
- 6-8 golden berries, halved
- 5 dried Turkish apricots
- 2 bags of green tea with white tea leaves
- 1-½ tablespoons of hibiscus flowers, in a tea bag
1.) 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.
- Mangoes are packed with nutrients, are high in antioxidants and may improve digestive health.
- Apricots are high in vitamins A and E which can promote better eye health. Vitamin A may prevent night time blindness and vitamin E is an antioxidant that can shield your eyes from free radical damage.
- Hibiscus is high in vitamin C, can relieve hypertension, aid in digestion and can improve overall liver health.
- White tea has long been used in Chinese medicine for skin irregularities. The antiseptic and antioxidant properties of this tea can give a person an even complexion by protecting the skin cells from damage and free radical exposure.
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