Making Your Own Cold Brew Tea

Cold Brew Tea is a great alternative to your regular warm tea. For hot summer days, this is the perfect idea to soothe the day's stresses. For a smoother experience that also gives you instant relief from a hot day, try making cold brew tea.

 What teas should I use? 

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The best kind of teas to use for cold brew teas are citrus tasting teas, but yo you could also choose a gentle green tea or oolong tea. Since cold brew teas intensify the flavor of the tea it's best to go for a gentle flavor since the steeping time allows the flavors to build up over time. 

 What do I Need? 

  • 4-5 cups of water
  • tall jar
  • fruits (optional)
  • mint (optional)
  • sliced lemons and oranges (optional) 
  • ice 
  • oolong tea, green tea or any citrus tea

The Process 

This part is super easy. Using your tea filter bag or a tea strainer, put two spoons (depending how strong you want it) of your loose leaf tea inside the strainer. Place the sliced oranges and lemons inside the tall jar and then add the tea. Pour in cold water and fill it up with ice and let it rest inside your fridge for 6-12 hours. The longer you keep it in the fresher it will be.


Tip: you can add mint for a nice boost of freshness and you can also add fresh fruits to accentuate the flavor.