Give Milk a Chance
Creamy Iced Tea Rooibos tea ice cubes really compliment the natural sweetness of milk oolong. Try it with hugs and kisses for a hint of vanilla and almond, or almond rooibos to enhance the nutty flavor of the oolong. I like to leave the ice cubes and tea separate until I'm ready to drink it. That way, I get to taste the two flavors coming together as it is happening. For the ice cubes: 1. Steep 5 teaspoons of a rooibos tea of your choice in 16 oz of boiling water for 10 minutes.
2. After steeping, allow to cool to room temperature before pouring into an ice tray.
3. Freeze at least 4 hours, or overnight. Cold brew iced tea:
This is my favorite way to make iced tea. You just set it and forget it! 1. Fill 2 paper tea filters with 4 teaspoons of milk oolong each. While you can probably fit it all in one filter, I recommend using at least two separate ones to make sure the leaves have space to expand.
2. Fill a pitcher with 8 cups of filtered water, add tea filters, and refrigerate overnight (at least 12 hours). Hot brew iced tea: 1. Steep 8 teaspoons of milk oolong tea in a 4-cup (32 oz) teapot for 4-7 minutes. The ideal temperature for oolong is 185 degrees F. If you don't have a fancy temperature-controlled kettle, bring the water to a boil on the stove, and then let it sit for five minutes.
2. Transfer the hot tea into a pitcher and fill with 4 cups of cool water.
Looking for more ways to spice things up? Check out these other recipes: Oolong donuts with a milk tea glaze
Milk oolong, honey and rose water tapioca
Milk oolong tea-braised fish (or tofu)