NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Sean “Mr. Tea” Condon is in the Bender Kitchen sharing his perfect cup of iced tea with cold brew.
Cold brew versus the traditional heated brew not only tastes better, but is safer and a new way to enjoy your tea!
Why Should You Cold Brew?
1. Cold-brewed teas taste sweet and smooth. This is because cold water extracts a different chemical balance from the tea than hot water. Chemically speaking, this means there are fewer catechins and less caffeine. In terms of flavor, a reduction in catechins and caffeine drops out the bitterness.
2. It’s hot out. They’re cold. No need for a tea kettle, heating up the house on a hot day, or being afraid the tea will be bitter. They don’t require heat to make.
3. Cold brewing is a new way to enjoy old favorites. The shift in flavor profile is an exciting way for foodies to explore the tastes of their teas. As much as you love your favorite teas hot, you’ve probably also tried them iced or paired with foods, and maybe you’ve had them as a lattes or as ingredients in food. This is just another way to taste them.
4. Cold-brewed teas are safer than sun-brewed teas. Unlike sun tea, cold-brewed tea does not encourage the growth of potentially dangerous bacteria.
5. They’re easy to make.
Perfect Cuppa Tea was founded to educate the Connecticut audience on all things tea. Perfect Cuppa Tea reaches out to organizations and presents a Tea 101, home tea tastings and their fundraiser program provides uo to 40% of the sales stay with the organization.
If you are interested in a TEA 101 please email Sean at Sean@PerfectCuppaTea.com