Did you know June is Iced Tea Month? Even more exciting, today is actually National Iced Tea Day! In celebration, we’re sharing tips to cold brew Japanese green tea. Yum!!
For this recipe, we’re using our Fukamushi Sencha, which is shade grown on the foothills of an active volcano in Kirishima, Kagoshima. It offers a pleasant aftertaste with fresh aromatics and pairs well with dishes that enhance its rich, grassy character.
To cold brew this delicious Japanese green tea, just follow these instructions:
- 4 g Fukamushi Sencha
- 10 oz. cold water
- Put 4 grams Fukamushi Sencha in a pitcher or jar
- Add 10 ounces of filtered cold water
- Steep for 12 - 22 hours
- Serve over ice
One of the coolest things about Fukamushi is that it is so versatile! If you’re on the go and are craving a delicious cold brew iced tea, grab a cold water bottle, add this green tea and agitate the leaves in the water. You’ll have an instant cold brew that is so flavorful and will easily become your go-to when you’re out and about! – If you try this out, we recommend using a water with added minerals (like Smartwater) to lock-in and enhance the flavor of the tea.
Another great thing about Fukamushi is how quick and easy the cold brew preparation is. Unlike other teas which need to have a preliminary bloom in hot water for 45 seconds, this tea can be placed straight into the cold water to start steeping!
Whether you try out this cold brew at home or on the go, remember, good quality filtered water will make all the difference in the outcome. Share your photos of your cold brew experience on Twitter and Instagram, and be sure to tag us so we can see how you’re enjoying it!