As a true southerner, I was skeptical when I first noticed Lipton Cold Brew tea bags blended specially for cold water. Though in the winter I might enjoy the ritual of brewing tea, the sudden onset of hot weather and my general need to save time wherever I can convinced me this product was worth a try.
I poured a pitcher of cold water and watched closely as I dunked and swirled the tea bags. As promised, the water slowly deepened in color, and in minutes I had full-bodied, cold tea ready to enjoy – no melting ice cubes watering down the flavor, no waiting for the tea to cool. Voila! A perfect refreshment, and I could replenish the pitcher again just as quickly.
Cold brew tea has been a wonderful discovery for me because I love iced tea and appreciate the convenience of not having an additional pot to clean. Although a box of quart-size tea bags does cost slightly more than regular tea – about 5 cents per bag – that is nominal compared to generating unnecessary heat in the kitchen and the inconvenient wait for a tall, cold glass of tea.