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Cold Brew Iced Tea Recipe

Cold Brew Iced Tea Recipe
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How To Make Cold Brew Iced Tea

Have a glass of a refreshing iced tea with this easy, cold brew recipe that steeps the tea for hours to extract the best flavors.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Steep Time: 6 hours
Total: 6 hours 5 minutes



  • 1tea bag,or 1 teaspoon loose-leaf
  • 8ozwater

For Add-ins:

  • sliced lemon
  • sweetener of choice
  • fresh mint leaves
  • sliced cucumber


  1. If using tea bags, snip off the corners and dump the loose tea into the pitcher for best flavor. Or, just put the whole bags in the pitcher. Pour in room temperature or cold water.

  2. Cover the pitcher and refrigerate.

  3. Strain the loose-leaf tea out of the pitcher by pouring the tea through a fine mesh sieve. Or just pull out the tea bags, then discard.

  4. Serve tea as is or with any add-ins of choice. Tea will keep well, covered and refrigerated, for 3 to 5 days.

Recipe Notes

  • Use 6 to 8 ounces of water per 1 teaspoon of loose-leaf tea, depending on desired strength
  • Steep white or green tea for 6 to 8 hours; steep black or oolong tea for 8 to 12 hours.
  • For best results, cover the sieve with a cheesecloth or paint-straining bag used exclusively for food products. 


  • Calories: 0.03kcal
  • Saturated Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.00g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.00g
  • Carbohydrates: 0.01g
  • Sodium: 9.16mg
  • Calcium: 6.80mg
  • Potassium: 1.11mg
  • Iron: 0.00mg
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