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How to make home made cold brew tea

Posted by Gaynor Birkhead on

How to make home made cold brew tea

The cold brew method is simplicity at its best. You’re just steeping tea in water for hours, hot water can bring out the tannic, bitter flavors in tea if made incorrectly. In the absence of heat, you’re left with perfectly refreshing, super smooth tea, ready for the summer sun.  

The method:

Stand by this is going to blow your mind, take your favourite loose leaf tea add it to one of our self fill tea bags and place in your container, add the best quality water you can we find bottled spring water is best (no added chemicals). Place in your fridge or a cool place out of direct sunlight, let the tea infuse in the water for 6 to 12 hours (see below for times). If using our tea bags simply take out and you have cold-brew tea that will taste great for days! You could also use our loose leaf teas but you will need to strain them through muslin cloth to remove leaves, or you could use a very clean french press (no coffee contamination).


  • 1 tea bag (or 1 teaspoon loose-leaf tea) per 150 to 250ml of water, depending on desired strength. Use bottled spring water or filtered water (chemicals removed).
  • Optional add-ins: sliced lemon, sweetener of choice, fresh mint leaves, sliced cucumber.


1) For the best flavour:

  • If you're using tea bags place in container and add water.
  • For loose leaf tea add 1 teaspoon in container and add water.
  • Water can be at room temperature of cold, use bottled spring water or filtered water (no chemicals are added to tea infusion).

2) Cover the container (if open one used) and refrigerate.

  • Steep white or green tea for 6 to 8 hours.
  • Steep black or Oolong tea for 8 to 12 hours.

3) When finished simply remove the tea bag / strain the tea / french press the leaves.

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

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