Follow the instructions for brewing regular hot tea on the back of the tea package, except increase the amount of tea by 50%. When the tea has brewed the suggested amount of time, remove the leaves and pour tea directly into a container (plastic or glass) filled with ice. As the ice melts, add more ice to suit your taste.
Cold Brew Iced Tea:
Place 8-10 rounded teaspoons of tea in a gallon jug, either loose or in two #4 T-Sacs. Fill the jug with cold water. Let steep overnight (at least 8 hours). Strain or remove the T-Sac. Serve over ice. This method requires less tea and produces a smooth, light, and refreshing iced tea. When using a Beehouse pitcher, place 4-6 rounded teaspoons of tea in the infuser basket.
Iced Tea Concentrate:
Measure 1-1/4 cups of dry tea (adjust amount of tea to suit your taste). Brew with 8 cups of water. Follow regular hot tea instructions for correct brewing temperature and time. Strain into another container and refrigerate. Dilute 1 part concentrate to 2 parts water as needed. Serve over ice.
Suggested Iced Teas
Black Teas: Nilgiri Tamil Nadu, Kenya Pekoe, South India Iyerpadi, Sumatra BOP, China Black Special, Hunan Black, Ceylon Vithanakanda
Flavored Black Teas: TeaSource Gold, Prairie Passion, Georgia Sunshine, Strawberries & Cream, Lemon Solstice, Berried Treasure, Blueberry, Black Currant, Raspberry, Peach, Lychee
Oolongs: Formosa Choicest, Magnolia Oolong, Sweet Flower Oolong, Passionfruit Oolong
Flavored Green Teas: Bittersweet Green, Genmaicha, Sweet Ginger Green, Moroccan Mint, Green Tea with Mango, Green Tea with Mandarin, Green Tea with Pomegranate, Green Tea with Cherry, Green Melange, Sencha Peach Pancake
Herbals: African Skies, Lemon Sunset, Peach Paradise, Basket of Berries, Scarlet O'Peara, Hibiscus Punch, Orange Blossom Special, Starfire Licorice, Montana Gold, Red Berries