Refresh yourself with taste. Guide to the preparation of cold herbal teas
Cold herbal tea is an excellent companion for exploring the wild. In this article we will tell you how to prepare a cold herbal tea.
The summer has just arrived, summer thrills and never like this year, the desire to stay out, walk and get lost in nature is so great. What could be better than a cold herbal tea to take with you on wild excursions and out of town? It is a common mistake, to associate the herbal tea with a winter ritual, perhaps at the end of a gloomy Sunday, book in hand and plaid. However, the world of herbal teas is multifaceted and its uses are different. Whether hot or cold, herbal tea is an invigorating ally all year round. In this article, we at Wilden. herbals we will tell you how cold herbal teas are prepared.
There are some effective methods to extract all the goodness of a herbal tea, preserving its organoleptic characteristics both hot and cold. As you get to know them, you will notice extractions with notes, perfumes and very different colors.
Cold herbal teas vs hot herbal teas: the time of infusion
Infusion is a combination of time and temperature. In fact, if hot infusion takes a few minutes (5 to 20 minutes), cold infusion takes a few hours (6 to 12 hours).
Cold herbal tea: how to prepare it
Preparing a cold herbal tea is very simple and the jug is a great way to keep it in the fridge and consume it comfortably at home as a refreshing drink. Here’s how to prepare a cold herbal tea in a jug:
- Use 2 or 3 tea bags of Wilden infusion per liter, depending on the desired intensity of taste. Fill the jug with boiling water and allow a good maceration time (10-20 minutes).
- Once the infusion is ready, sweeten and allow to cool to room temperature.
- Serve at will.
You can also proceed in the same way with the bottle. All you need to do is change the amount of water needed, leaving 2 infusion of tea bags in the bottle without stopper overnight. Leaving breathe your tea, you’ll have a full and perfect taste to carry around.
How to prepare a herbal tea with cold infusion
Even in cold infusion, it is very easy to prepare a cold herbal tea. Just combine a tea bag or a portion of loose in water in a jug and let the herbal tea rest for 6-12 hours in the refrigerator. Here too, 2/3 sachets per type or (4 / 6g of bulk) are sufficient, depending on the desired extraction intensity.
If you want to experiment, this is only the beginning; try for example to add fresh aromatic herbs and why not, even a distillate.
Soon we will begin to tell stories and recipes also from the mixing world.
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