Cold tea, i.e. ice tea, cold brew and ice brew shinobi - cha. A refreshing tea drink in three versions

Ice tea , cold brew or ice brew shinobi cha ? Cold tea, which one to choose and how to prepare it? I suggest all of them, let's start with ice tea .


Preparing ice tea is very simple, and the homemade version is definitely healthier and tastier than the one in the shop. Unfortunately, in commercially available ready-made ice tea we can only find a delicate taste of tea and a lot of sugar and citric acid. Beat the summer heat and prepare a large pitcher of ice tea right away, it only takes a few steps.

Homemade iced tea, how to make ice tea ?


  • 2 - 3 teaspoons of your favorite black tea
  • 2 lemons or limes
  • a few sprigs of mint
  • a glass or two of ice cubes
  • honey or other sweetener to taste
  • still water, can be filtered tap water


  1. Pour a small amount of boiling water over your favorite tea in the teapot. We brew it for 3 - 4 minutes.
  2. If we sweeten the drink, dissolve the honey in a small amount of warm water.
  3. Fill the jug with lemon or lime slices, mint, melted honey and ice. Drain the cooled tea and pour the essence into a jug, top up with cold water.
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The process of preparing cold brew is commonly known as "brewing" cold tea. It is actually maceration of tea. For such a cold "brewing" we need twice as many leaves as we would use for hot tea. All teas will work here - black, green and white with additives or flavored.

In cold brew we use water at room or even cold temperature. We give 10-15 g of tea per liter of water.

There are special bottles with a filter on the market for the preparation of cold brew tea. Such a bottle facilitates the preparation of tea, but is not essential. In fact, any jug or bottle of water is enough. It is enough to pour the finished drink through a strainer into another vessel and drink it.

How to prepare cold brew tea?

Leave a minimum of 10 g of tea per liter of water in the refrigerator or out of it for 2 hours. We can put more leaves in the water and leave them in the water for a shorter time, or vice versa. I recommend pouring the leaves overnight to have a cold and refreshing tea drink the next day. Let's add lemon, honey, mint, summer refreshment guaranteed to the finished cold brew !


Shinobi-cha (pronounced sinobi ća) is one of the traditional ways of making better grades of tea in Japan. The most common types of tea are qyokuro and kabuse cha , which are rich in amino acids. Shinobi - cha is a method that requires a lot of time and patience as we make tea using ice.

How to prepare shinobi - cha tea?

Pour an appropriate portion of Japanese green tea into a small teapot - about 5 g per 100 ml of water. We fill the teapot with tea with ice cubes up to the lid and cover it and... wait. When the ice melts, we pour the tea into the cup and start enjoying the essence of umami.

We don't throw away the tea leaves. We pour them with water at a temperature of 60 ° C for 30 seconds. We can make a few more steams, successively extending their duration.

Ice tea, cold brew or maybe ice brew shinobi cha ? Which cold tea preparation method do you choose?

Information on the methods of brewing tea taken from the book by Anna Brożyna Tea. Discover the true taste of the noblest drink in the world.

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