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TDW Favourites: Cold Brew Tea

This TDW Favourite is all about the Hario Filter-in Bottle Cold Brew Tea Bottle! I recently picked ours up from Crate and Barrel, and it has been a complete life-saver throughout the humidity that was this past week. It comes in four pieces: a removable filter cone, a removable silicone spout, a silicone stopper, and a glass bottle.

Hario Bottle

There are three measurement markers up the side of the bottle: 400mL, 600 mL, and 750 mL. To make a full bottle’s worth, scoop 5 teaspoons of loose tea into the glass bottle, add cold filtered water up to the top measurement, then put the filter, spout, and stopper in place. Leave the tea mixture to “brew” in the refrigerator for 3-6 hours, or even overnight.

Why use the cold brewed tea method you might ask?

  • Cold brewed tea does not cloud
  • Tea made with cold water has no bitterness
  • Cold brewing saves energy and reduces your tea’s footprint
  • Cold brewed tea has a lovely, mild, undiluted flavour

For more information about cold brewing tea, check out this video by Jeremy Lopatin, owner of Arbor Teas.

 

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The 411

First Impression:  Enjoyed the sturdy packaging and the simplicity of the bottle’s design. Pours really well.

In Three Words:  Sleek, Minimalist, Functional.

Cost:  $30 to $45 (Canadian), depending on where you order/purchase it from.

Best Feature:  Its slim design doesn’t take up much room in the refrigerator.

Excited About:  Testing all of our loose teas in it.

Something Unexpected:  Beautiful to serve from, with built-in, table-ready functionality.

Value for Money:  There may be less expensive versions on the market, but Sam and I are sold on Hario’s quality.

Source:  Hario Canada, Crate and Barrel Canada

17 Comment

  1. What’s up everyone, it’s my first visit at this site, and article is genuinely designed for me, keep up posting these types of posts.

    1. Hi Emelda!

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! Sounds like you’re a big lover of cold brewed teas! Yay!

  2. Hello! I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and finally got the
    courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from
    Atascocita Tx! Just wanted to mention keep up the
    good job!

    1. Hi Catherina!

      Awww… thanks! So happy to hear that! We love reading everyone’s comments — never be shy to say hello!

      *waves to the folks in Atascocita*

    1. Hi Emily!

      We were too! Notice how Hario designed the brewer to mimic a wine bottle’s silhouette so that it can comfortably go from refrigerator to table… Simple, but elegant!

  3. This website was… how do you say it? Relevant!!
    Finally I’ve found something which helped me. Thank you!

    1. Hi Reyna!

      Who knew that heating the water to make tea gave it such a large footprint!? Considering that it is the world’s second most frequently consumed beverage (after water itself), cold brewing seems like such an easy and elegant solution! Thanks for bookmarking us!

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