Cold Brew Tea: The Easy Way to Stop the Soda Habit


Cold-Brewed Glass of Ice Tea

Tea comes in hundreds of varieties.  Black, oolong, green, even herbal, and a multitude of blends offer a range of things to explore for even the most die hard soda addict.  Making tea part of the day-to-day, particularly in a workplace environment can be challenging.  However, cold brewing tea is a great way to tackle some of those tea obstacles. 

Choosing a loose tea is less convenient in an obvious way.  However, considering this step is important because only a small, and largely inferior quality of tea is available in bags.  If convenience is a must for day to day tea consumption, opting for tea bags is certainly a better option than reverting to a soda habit, but there's so much out there to choose from, it isn't necessary to limit the selection to bagged tea.  There are tea bags available that can be filled with any tea at home.

Hard core coffee aficionados may be familiar with the technique, but at the sacrifice of some color and acidity, cold brewing offers a way to brew tea and coffee without boiling water.  It just takes more time to do so.  Essentially, placing good quality water in a pitcher (or thermos with ice) and adding 8-12 grams of tea per quart of water (that's a rounded tablespoon for most tea), and leaving it there for 4 or more hours is the basic method.  Pu-erh, herb teas, non-tea teas (like rooibos), and tea blends need a little hot water rinse before cold brewing.  This rinses off impurities and dust. White tea brews fastest at about 4 hours, followed by green tea.

Other teas take various times to cold brew, although herbal teas tend to take the longest amount of time.

SHARE THIS BLOG

I'm Ready to Lose Weight!Schedule My Free Consultation
Loading Form..
A coach will contact you shortly to schedule your free consultation.

MRC of Vancouver started me going in my attempt to loose 30 years of weight gain!! I have been using their program for about 18 months and have actually lost 30 pounds. I have changed the way I eat. I've learned what foods are best for ME. By analyzing my DNA and hormones, they helped me learn to eat what was right for me. I have "tweeked" my purchases and preparation of food to make eating healthy and still fun for me. I eat lots of veggies and salads and include a healthy diet of protein. These are very satisfying. Do I "cheat" now and then? Yes, but I don't like how I feel after eating sugar and lots of carbs so I return to my good foods quickly and continue to see my weight drop. I walk my little dog four times a day and have a part-time job that allows me a lot of movement. I feel so healthy and wonderful. It's easy to continue to eat and live a more healthy lifestyle! When I confessed about eating the wrong "foods", the gals simply encouraged me and gave me fresh ideas to satisfy my taste buds. I always felt I could be honest during my consultations with no fear of being lectured! I plan to continue until I reach my desired weight. I expect to reach my goal by 2017. After I reach my weight goal, I plan to remain in good health with my new found healthy way of eating the calories I need to maintain my proper weight. My Dr. is very pleased at my progress. She wondered how I have lost 30 pounds.

— 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
5 / 5 stars


Have a question? We can help! Leave us a message and we'll get back to you shortly. Leave your telephone number to have a weight loss consultant return your call. Thank you!

Loading Form..