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. Read on for Dr. Igor’s Mango Berry Mint Cold-Steeped Tea!
- 1.5 cups of fresh mango, cut into chunks
- 1 cup of fresh raspberries
- 20-25 leaves of fresh mint
- 1-½ tablespoons of berry medley loose leaf tea (in a tea bag)
- 1 lime, sliced including rinds
- 6 whole cloves
- 8 cups / 64 fl oz of filtered water
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 may help in fighting different types of cancers. It can also help maintain healthy cholesterol levels in your body.
- Raspberries are low in calories raspberries, may lower blood sugar and improve insulin resistance.
- Mint is a particularly good source of vitamin A, a fat-soluble vitamin that is critical for eye health and night vision. It is also great at masking bad breath!
- Limes are rich in vitamins A, B, C and D. They also rejuvenate your skin.
- The eugenol present in cloves helps ease digestion. Cloves also have 55% of your daily recommended intake of manganese.
- Eugenol: a liquid compound present in oil of cloves and other essential oils and is used as a scent component for products.