Cold herbal teas are a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional drinks, ideal for cooling off during the summer, both at home and in the office.
Thanks to the beneficial properties of herbs and spices, cold herbal teas can help you feel better and relax, creating a welcoming and pleasant atmosphere.
In this article, we will explore how to prepare cold herbal tea at home, the different types of herbal teas available, their health benefits
Get ready to immerse yourself in the world of cold herbal teas and discover how these drinks can transform your home environment and your mood.
How to Prepare a Homemade Cold Herbal Tea
Making a cold herbal tea at home is a simple process but different from the preparation of traditional hot herbal teas.
To preserve the beneficial properties of herbs, it is important to follow a cold infusion method.
Here are the steps to make a delicious cold herbal tea:
Fill a strainer with your favorite herbal or tea blend
Fill a pitcher with cold or room temperature water
Immerse the filter in the water and cover with a lid or cloth
Refrigerate for 3-6 hours
Remove the filter and enjoy your refreshing drink
To get the best flavor and maximum benefits from your cold herbal teas, it's important to use high-quality ingredients.
The water you use can greatly affect the flavor of your herbal tea.
You can use tap water or mineral water with a neutral pH, as long as it doesn't contain too much limescale.
Also, choose high-quality, fresh herbs and spices, available at health food stores or specialty stores.
To carry the cold herbal tea with you during the day, it is advisable to use a high quality bottle or thermos that guarantees hygiene, temperature conservation and practicality.
When to Drink Cold Herbal Tea?
Cold herbal teas can be enjoyed at any time of the day, depending on the herbs and spices used.
It is important not to drink them too cold, even on the hottest days, but to take them fresh or at room temperature.
Some herbal teas are particularly suitable for specific moments of the day, such as refreshing ones before lunch, digestive ones after meals or relaxing ones in the evening.
Types of Cold Herbal Teas
Cold herbal teas are divided into several categories, depending on the herbs and spices used and the related health benefits.
Here are some of the most popular types:
Draining herbal teas
These herbal teas help fight water retention, swelling and blemishes.
Among the medicinal plants best known for their diuretic properties are burdock, rooibos, artichoke and fennel.
Purifying herbal teas
Purifying herbal teas help regenerate the body and improve blood circulation