how to brew cold tea

how to brew cold tea

Brewing Cold Tea: A Quick Guide

Cold tea is often a refreshing way to enjoy tea on a warm day. Despite what you may think, brewing cold tea is actually a simple process that requires only a few steps. By following this guide, you will be able to enjoy your favorite iced tea any time.

Things You Will Need

  • Your favorite type of tea, loose or in a bag
  • 1 quart of cold Water
  • ½ cup of sugar (optional)
  • 1-2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice (optional)

Steps to Follow

  • Boil the Water: Start by boiling a quart of cold water in a pot. Use the same amount of tea that you would use to make a hot cup of tea. You can use your favorite type of tea, whether it be black tea, green tea, white tea, herbal tea, or oolong tea.
  • Steep the Tea: Place the tea into the boiled water and wait for it to steep. For black tea, steep for 3-5 minutes. For green and oolong tea, steep for 1-3 minutes. For herbal tea, steep for 10-15 minutes. Keep in mind that the longer you steep the tea, the more intense the flavor will be.
  • Add Sugar (optional): If you would like your cold tea to be on the sweeter side, you can add in a ½ cup of sugar. You can also add in up to 1-2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice for a hint of citrus flavor.
  • Transfer to a Container: Once the tea has finished steeping, use a strainer to transfer it to a container. Make sure to strain out the tea leaves so that they don’t end up in your tea.
  • Let it Cool: Let the tea cool down to room temperature before transferring it to the fridge. Once it is cool, you can transfer the tea to a pitcher or jug to store in the fridge for up to a week.


Brewing cold tea is easy and straightforward. With the right supplies and a few simple steps, you can create a refreshing iced tea for you and your friends. Enjoy!


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