Why use a Toddy?
Toddy’s time tested cold-water brewing process unlocks the natural, delicious flavors of your favorite coffees and teas. The Toddy process eliminates the bitterness associated with hot brewing methods. The result is a super-smooth cup that is 67% less acidic and easier on your stomach while remaining just as flavorful. Served either steaming hot or iced cold, enjoy cup after cup of cold brewed perfection. One key advantage to the Toddy system is that there is no waste; you drink the tea you make. The Toddy makes a tea concentrate that stays fresh for 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
This will produce about 50 ounces of tea concentrate.
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Prep-Work - Insert the stopper into the outside bottom of the brewing container; then, dampen the filter and insert it into the inside bottom of the brewing container.
Layers Upon Layers - Add 3 cups of water into the bottom of the Toddy brewing container and 4 ounces of tea leaves. Slowly pour 3 more cups of water over the tea leaves, in a circular motion. Then, add the remaining 4 ounces of tea leaves. Finally, wait 5 minutes and slowly add the last 3 cups of water.
Pat and Brew - Lightly press down on the topmost tea leaves with the back of a spoon to ensure all leaves get wet. DO NOT STIR (stirring the bed of tea leaves can result in a clogged filter). Steep your tea leaves for 12 to 16 hours (we recommend 14). You can brew in the refrigerator or room temperature (we recommend the refrigerator).
Let it Flow – Hold the brewing container over the decanter. Remove the stopper and let your tea concentrate flow into the glass decanter. This will take around 20 minutes.
Serve and Enjoy - We recommend starting with a ratio of 1 part tea concentrate to 6-7 parts water, milk or soy. Mix to taste, making your tea as strong or as weak as you prefer.
Clean up - After disposing of the tea leaves, remove the reusable filter out of the bottom of the brewing container. Rinse out the filter with water (no soap). Immediately place the damp filter in the refrigerator or freezer in a zip bag. We recommend hand washing your brewing container, glass decanter and rubber stopper for longest life. The filter may be used up to 10 times (discard after 3 months).