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 Pineapple Grapefruit Blueberry Oolong Cold Steeped Tea!
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Total: 12-24 hours
Prep: 3 minutes
Makes: 8 cups
- 6 spears or 1 cup of pineapples
- 1 pink grapefruit, skin and seeds removed
- ¼ cup of blueberries
- ½ lime studded with 6 cloves/ ½ a lime + 6 cloves in a tea bag
- 1 cup of sliced cucumbers or ½ a cucumber
- 3 bags of oolong based tea
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.
- Grapefruits are super rich in vitamins C and A and are high in phytonutrients that help the body fight off colds and types of influenza. They can also act as nature’s aspirin from their anti-pain properties
- Blueberries can protect cholesterol in your blood from becoming damaged and may help lower blood pressure.
- Studies have shown that the bromelain in pineapples may reduce swelling, pain, bruising and inflammation that occurs after surgery.
- Oolong tea can boost your metabolism, leading to weight loss. Drink plain oolong tea with no additives and reap the benefits of this tea that tastes like a mix of green and black tea. Oolong can also aid in digestion, promote mental alertness from caffeine, and lower cholesterol levels.
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