tue, sep 8, 20
green tea wine
other drinks, easy
1 gallon container or bottle
1 large pot
tea infuser or strainer
1 brewsy bag
42 grams of green tea or 1 gallon of Arizona green tea (or similar store-bought tea)
approximately 1 gallon of water (if brewing your own tea)
approximately 3 cups of sugar
if using store-bought tea
if not fermenting in the store bought juice container, pour one gallon of tea into your personal 1 gallon container.
use the sweetness calculator to determine how much sugar to add and tea to remove. removing tea is necessary to give the wine enough room to breathe without bubbling over while fermenting.
once calculated, mix in appropriate amount of sugar and remove appropriate amount of tea for headroom.
if brewing your own tea
add your gallon of water to your pot and heat until just before boiling.
add your tea bags, or if using loose-leaf tea, place in your infuser and add to the near-boiling water.
add sugar and steep tea until sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes.
remove tea bags/infuser (strain if needed) before moving to gallon container and let sit for about 15 minutes to reach room temperature.
add brewsy bag.
apply the airlock and leave the container somewhere dark and warm (75-77°F is best) for 3 days.
move to the fridge for 48 hours.
after 48 hours in the fridge, pour wine off the sediment that has gathered in the bottom of the bottle (best to pour into an extra empty bottle or large bowl, rinse out the original bottle, and then return wine to newly rinsed bottle).
store your wine in the fridge to keep chilled and fresh.