Cold Brewed Tea (General instructions and comparison results)
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Brew a wide variety of teas, just like you do with hot teas! This gentle method is forgiving, just taste your way through the brewing time to find how long you should brew that tea for the desired strength. See safety notes above.
Recipe type: Beverage
Serves: 4
  • Tea of choice
  • Water, filtered
  1. Give a quick rinse to loose tealeaves. (Pur-eh tea or fresh herbs should go through a quick hot brew since they can be dusty and to cut down on bacteria.). Place in a large very clean/sterilized pitcher or jar, for 4 servings, 4 cups of cold water and 5 tea bags or equivalent in loose tea. Cover and place in the refrigerator.
  2. Starting at 2 hours, taste-test tea until it achieves desired flavor.
  3. Serve with a simple syrup, cream, coconut milk, or almond milk, muddled fresh herbs, or lemon slices or wedges.
Recipe by The Nourishing Gourmet at