How To Make Cold Brew Iced Tea

Iced tea is a fan favorite especially during the hot Summer months. It can be brewed with loose-leaf tea or whole leaf tea bags, making the flavor options endless. In this teatorial, I’m going to share my step-by-step guide for making the perfect cold brew. For ease and convenience, I’ll be featuring the whole leaf pyramid tea bag.

Step 1


What’s your taste profile…. refreshing and sweet or strong and crisp?

White Tea: Light, Smooth, Sweet
Green Tea: Smooth, Fresh, Rich
Oolong Tea: Fresh, Crisp, Flavorful
Rooibos Tea: Semi-sweet, Fruity, Rich
Herbal: Fresh, Flavorful i.e. Minty, Fruity, Flowery, Earthy, etc.
Black Tea: Strong, Astringent, Bitter Flavor

Favorites at the moment: The Power Player and The Millennial

Step 2


Add tea bags (remove tags) to cold spring or filtered water. 1 tea bag per 6 to 8 ounces

Use pitcher, mason jar, or water bottle, cover and refrigerate.

Steeping recommendations for optimal flavor:
White, Green, Rooibos, Herbal: 6-8 hours
Black or Oolong: 8-10 hours

On-the-Go: Add water and tea bag to bottle, Wait 10-15 minutes, shaking occasionally, and enjoy!

Step 3


Remove tea bags and pour yourself a glass. Enjoy as is or pour over ice.

To sweeten: add fruit i.e. lemon or orange slices, berries etc. and/or sweetener.

Recipe Combos

Cold brew the Millennial with fresh blueberries and muddled basil

Cold brew the Power Player with orange or lemon slices

Candid Tip

  1. For long-lasting freshness, keep refrigerated and covered for up to 3 days.
  2. Tea too strong? Add cold water to dilute.

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