1. Premium Tea
This may seem obvious, but quality of tea does make a difference in the cup! To make a great cup of tea, start with fine, premium loose leaf tea. Loose leaf tea is fresher, fuller, and much more flavorful than bag tea. Plus loose leaf has more health benefits since it retains more of the plant’s vital essence!
There are several different ways to make ice tea with your favorite loose-leaf tea. If you have the time to prepare in advance, steep your tea as you would normally or per our Tea Brewing Guide instructions. Let it reach room temperature, and put it into the refrigerator overnight or for several hours to chill.
In 2007 a study conducted in Germany showed that adding milk may negate any health benefit associated with drinking loose leaf black teas. Loose leaf black teas reportedly provide many benefits due to the phytochemicals in the tea plant called catechins which are antioxidants.
Depending on where you are, it is not even a question! There are definitely strong opinions on this subject for both sides. If in England, you more than likely will come across many who believe that boiling water is necessary to make a good cup of tea.