How to Use Tea Tonic Cold Brew Tea Bottle
Posted on 09 November 2016 by Leonie Satori
We understand that in the summer, drinking hot herbal teas can become a drag. Tea Tonic provide a solution to this dilemma with their Cold Brew Tea Bottles made especially for making and chilling your herbal tea in the warmer weather.
So, what is cold brew tea?
Cold brew tea is made with either room temperature or slightly chilled water. There are some suggestions that this method creates more flavourful tea as many of the constituents within the herbs are not destroyed with heat. The herb and water mixture is steeped for a longer period of time than your traditional tissanes or infused teas, and this allows the goodness from the herbs to infuse into the water. While some do suggest that you can consume cold brewed tea after leaving it to steep in the fridge for only ten minutes, we suggest a longer steeping time, preferably 6-12 hours, or overnight.
Can I use the Tea Tonic Cold Brew Tea Bottle to make a hot infusion?
The Tea Tonic Cold Brew Tea Bottle is made with heat proof glass and it is also dishwasher safe, so making a hot infusion of your favourite herb tea is suitable, however, we suggest that you follow these guidelines:
- Place your Tea Tonic Cold Brew Tea Bottle on a heat resistant surface such as a cork pot mat before filling with hot water.
- Allow your herb and hot water mixture to rest and cool outside of the fridge with the lid off. We suggest this for a few reasons:
- the filter within the pourer lid may potentially be damaged with hot water.
- although the glass bottle is made from heat proof glass, it not recommended to expose it to extremes in temperature.
- the glass bottle will be very hot and we wouldn't want you to burn yourself.
- Once your brew is sufficiently cooled to room temperature, place the filter and pourer lid on the bottle and store in your fridge until ready to use.
How long can I keep herb tea in my fridge for?
We suggest only making the amount of herbal tea that you want to consume within a 24 hour period. As a general rule we do not suggest leaving your Tea Tonic Cold Brew Tea Bottle with herbs and water in the fridge for more than this period of time. Fresh is best.
What are the best herb teas to use in the Tea Tonic Cold Brew Tea Bottle?
While a nice organic peppermint tea is up at the top our our list of suggested herbs for the Tea Tonic Cold Brew Tea Bottle, some of our herb tea blends at Sundala Health Centre make some lovely cold chilled herb teas for the warmer weather. Our favourite, of course is our own cold brew iced tea, which we call Pure Delight. You can also use some fresh fruit in your herbal tea blends, a slice of organic orange or apple or a couple of organic fresh strawberries can add a lovely flavour and colour to your herbal tea.
Purchase your own Tea Tonic Cold Brew Tea Bottle from our online store or visit our health centre in Lismore.
About the Author
Leonie is a Naturopath & Medical Herbalist with a passion for good food, healthy living and of course, herbal medicine. When she is not consulting in her Naturopathic clinic in Lismore or blogging about nutrition, Ayurvedic Medicine or natural health, she is studying yoga, growing her own herbs and vegetables or quietly walking in the natural bush land in Northern Rivers NSW.
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