Iced green tea

My experience is that almost any black tea will make good iced tea. Does anybody know of a good green or white iced tea? I've already put aside my sencha and my genmai for September hot tea. Toci
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toci

I like Bai Hao Yin Zhen myself. I make it as I would regularly and then let it cool down. The sweetness of the flavor (the tea itself, not sugar) does seem to also lend it well to being a cooler drink.
Melinda
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Melinda

I like Bi Luo Chun but it's more delicate. I think any good green mao feng would be tasty. As I mentioned in a different post, Imperial Tea Court serves matcha whipped in a blender with cool water - very refreshing. Shen
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Shen
It's weird, and it takes a little getting used to, but the cheap yellow box Jasmine tea actually makes a very pleasant summer iced tea. Chilling it really exaggerates the jasmine flavour, though, to the point where it can be like cheap pancake makeup if you steep it too long. --scott
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Scott Dorsey

i throw 3-4 (cheap, the kind you buy 100 pkcts for @3 bucks) jasmine, green or white tea bags in a pitcher of cold water, let it sit overnite in the fridge, squeeze out bags in the morning--and it's good to go. very refreshing and not bitter.
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darawen littlestich

"cheap pancake make-up"....ah, so that's the translation! What a wonderful description! Thanks. You made my day. Shen
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Shen
Today I enjoyed some iced jasmin tea and I liked it a lot. Even non- iced it cools my system quite well. Years ago I drank a lot of iced Pai Mu Tan during summer, haven´t had any in a while. What I´m truly missing these days is that cheap iced tea they´re serving for free all over Cambodia and Vietnam. Sometimes, especially in South Vietnam it´s definetely Lotus tea, but many times I asked myself what it might be, must be some pretty cheap green. Wonderful stuff if it´s really hot.
Karsten
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psyflake
It just occurred to me this afternoon to ice up some of Imperial Tea Court's Everyday White. This stuff is robust and holds up well to a cool watering and cubes. It's extremely flavourful and could easily be mistaken for a fine aged oolong, and very sweet since its been sun-dried and unlike a lot of ITC's teas, it's really inexpensive ($5.00+ an oz). I highly, highly recommend it! Shen
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Shen

Actually, I stuck a slim slice of cucumber in an iced glass since we are out of lemon. Very nice, indeed! Shen
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Shen
One of Upton Teas offerings, Iddalgashinna estate Ceylon OP1 is very good iced and with a splash of lemon it has been my standard iced tea for years. It brews up into a rich, brothy tea with a sweet citrusy note that the lemon accentuates perfectly. On a hot summers day nothing quenches my thirst quite like it, wonderfull stuff.
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Plasty892

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I actually found some very cheap finings marked "Melam Estate" and with an address in Karnatika, at my local Indian grocery. It makes really a wonderful iced tea. I didn't even know there WAS any tea grown in Karnatika.... --scott
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Scott Dorsey

for a good iced tea, its important to get the right flavor out, cold streeping for about 6-8 hours is a good idea.As for the green teas, as they are not strong in flavor my experience says its best to steep them hot for about 4-5 minutes, about 2g for a cup and then chill it. In case you want a quick one double the quantity of tea for a cup and then pour over ice.
Black teas if oversteeped will give a muddy appearance which is not very appetising.Still the Nilgiris orthodox teas coming from the southern india give a very good iced versions ...which can be flavored without hindering the taste of the tea.
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neeren

toci ha scritto:
We make a style of white tea at Satemwa in Malawi that I always prefere to drink cold. Tea Embassy has some if you are in the US.
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ackm

I'll try that for next summer...I'm happy with an Upton Long Jing for the rest of this summer. Toci
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toci

Sencha makes good iced tea, don't put it away. I even cold brew freshly once steeped sencha leaves into iced tea. I also have a good organic strawberry sencha that makes very good iced tea.
Other than that, I'll use bancha, jasmine green, ginger green, lotus green, and really green oolongs as well.
As for white tea, it is hit or miss. Again I'll stick to cold brewing once steeped leaves into iced tea for the most part.
- Dominic
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Dominic T.

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