Iced Tea Preparation
Iced Netto Gyokuro
Iced green tea makes a refreshing and
invigorating beverage during the summer months. It is delicious as a morning
pick-me-up or after any form of aerobic exercise.
Water quality is important, it is best to use
purified or distilled water to prepare iced green tea.
Use a pyrex or heat resistant glass container (a
spare pyrex coffee container will work just fine).
With our teabags:
1. Pour 500cc (16 ounces) of room
temperature water into the container.
2. Add the teabag. Move it back and forth
slowly several times. Please note that you move the teabag back and forth,
unlike preparing hot tea.
3. After 15 seconds or so of moving the
teabag back and forth place the container in the refrigerator. Leave the teabag
4. Chill for one hour. Take the container
out of the refrigerator, remove the teabag, then pour yourself a glass of the
finest iced green tea you can make with a bag!
You can also make iced
tea with loose tea leaves. Iced Netto Gyokuro is wonderful.
For preparing iced green tea with loose tea
Pour hot water over double the amount of tea that
you would normally use for hot tea. Fill the container until it is half full.
After the tea has steeped for about 2 minutes put ice into the container until
it is full. Most of the ice will melt almost immediately and dilute the tea to
its proper level. After approximately 3 minutes you can pour over ice and serve.
Some people like to pour it over a tea net to
trap all of the loose leaves. Some don't. It is delicious both ways. If the
container you use doesn't have a lid that traps most of the leaves then you
should use a net.
For iced matcha: Add 1 teaspoon of Matcha to 6
ounces of hot water and whisk with the bamboo whisk to make a small amount of
thick green tea. Pour into a glass filled with ice cubes.
Preparing iced tea via these methods will
preserve the taste, aroma, color, and health enhancing qualities of the tea.