Place 5-7 tsp of TEA in a pitcher. (Add more TEA if you like a stronger brew). Add 1 cup of hot water and steep for 5 min. Stir in sweetener if using. Add 3 cups of cold water. Place pitcher in refrigerator 5 hours. Suitable for all types of TEAS. The slow cold water steeping method extracts more natural sweetness and flavour from the TEA leaf. TEAS won’t go bitter because it is a gentler method of steeping which doesn’t draw out as much of the tannin from the TEA leaves.