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. Homemade teas take the health aspect to the next level – try Dr. Igor’s Cold Steeped Pineapple and Basil Tea. A refreshing and hydrating healthy elixir.
Total: 12-24 hours
Prep: 3 minutes
Makes: 8 cups
- 1.5 cups of fresh pineapple, cut into spears or cubes
- 20-25 leaves of fresh basil
- 1-½ tablespoons of orange loose leaf tea (in a tea bag)
- 1 thumb sized (1.5 inches) ginger, peeled and sliced
- 2 lemon zest peels
- 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.
- Pineapples provide enzymes that can aid in digestion.
- Basil has anti-inflammatory properties and can fight free radical activity.
- Some of ginger’s amazing medicinal properties: antispasmodic, antibacterial, anti-parasitic, can develop a healthy immune system and is also ideal for stress resistance.
- Lemon peels are rich in calcium and vitamin C. They may help prevent bone related diseases like arthritis.
- Free radicals: Oxygen in the body splits into single atoms with unpaired electrons. Electrons like to be in pairs, so these atoms, called free radicals, scavenge the body to seek out other electrons so they can become a pair. This causes damage to cells, proteins and DNA.
- Antispasmodic is something used to relieve spasm of involuntary muscle.
Make it a CBD Tea! This is a perfect recipe to add your favorite CBD oil to, easily upping the potential therapeutic properties. Simply put one dropper full of your favorite CBD oil directly to the tea after steeping, and before consuming. Our favorite CBD tincture to combine with this recipe is Blue Ribbon Hemp’s 1000mg Mango flavored Broad-Spectrum CBD Oil.
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