Best brewing practices for iced green tea?
August 28, 2005 6:51 PM Subscribe
I'd like some advice on brewing green tea at home to refrigerate and drink cold.
posted by rebirtha to Food & Drink (11 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
A while ago I stumbled across a brand of bottled green tea ('Teas' Tea' by Ito En, if you're wondering) and became hooked. At $1.60-2.10 per 500 mL bottle, this is an expensive habit. I've tried brewing green tea and refrigerating it, but it's not as smooth. Sometimes it comes out bitter (possibly brewed too long.) Sometimes the taste is smoky instead of clean and neutral (due to the variety, I assume.) I've tried a few from Uwajimaya (the local Asian supply store) and a few packaged American brands. If you have any variety/store/technique recommendations, please let me know.