Iced tea is a great refreshment when entertaining during the hotsummer months.
Cold brewed iced tea maintains its deep green color.
Green tea brewed in hot water will fade and not retain its green color.
If you brew green tea in chilled or cold water, tea maintains its vivid color.
Cold brewed tea
In a pitcher or large teapot, measure about 7 grams (1 Tablespoon) Fukumushicha tea leaves.
Pour 500 ml of cold water over the tea leaves.
Place pitcher or teapot in the refrigerator overnight to steep and chill.
Convenient cold brewed tea bags are also available.
Pour 15g/0.5oz Fukumushi-cha tea leaves into a pitcher or kyuusu (about 350㏄/12oz）and fill with ice cubes.
Ice cube brewed tea
When the water is deep green and the ice cubes have melted the tea is ready to enjoy. Strain tea as you pour into glasses.