Chamomile Iced Tea

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This 3-ingredient chamomile tea is so refreshing! It’s perfect anytime you need a chilled, calming drink that’s caffeine free.

Chamomile Iced Tea in clear glass.

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Chamomile

Chamomile is the featured ingredient in this simple 3-ingredient iced tea. The daisy-like plant is often dried and brewed into a tea, but it’s actually an herbal infusion that’s naturally caffeine free. It has a mild, floral flavor with an apple and honey-like sweetness.

Chamomile has been used as an herbal remedy for centuries. The plant is known to have calming effects, making it a popular bedtime drink.

RELATED: Health Benefits of Chamomile Tea

Recipe Highlights

  • Chamomile iced tea is a cold drink made with chamomile tea, water, and ice.
  • Tea bags are steeped in hot water to create a concentrate, then cooled down and combined with ice.
  • This recipe makes 16 ounces (2 cups) but you can easily increase it to make a pitcher.

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Ingredients Notes

Chamomile Iced Tea ingredients measured in cups and labeled on a table.
  • Chamomile tea: The more intact the flowers, the higher quality the chamomile is. Using tea sachets make for easy clean up with this recipe.
  • Water: Always use filtered water to make the best tasting iced tea.
  • Ice: Make the ice with filtered water if possible.

For full ingredients and detailed instructions, please see the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Steeping tea bags in a teapot.

Step 1: Put tea sachets and hot water into a teapot.

Boil water on the stovetop or use an electric kettle with a temperature setting.

Tea steeped in a teapot.

Step 2: Cover and steep.

Pouring water into tea in a teapot.

Step 3: Discard tea sachets and add cold water. Cool down tea in the refrigerator.

Pouring tea into a cup with ice.

Step 4: Pour tea into a cup with ice.

Recipe Notes

Chamomile can be steeped for a while.

Unlike teas, which need to be steeped at a specific temperature for a set time, herbal tisanes like chamomile won’t get bitter if they’re left in hot water for a while. The flavor of the tea will deepen, as will any medicinal qualities.

It’s important to store tea properly.

To help the chamomile tea bags and sachets last longest, keep them in an airtight container, such as a tea canister, away from light and heat.

Make the tea ahead of time.

Chamomile iced tea can be prepared in advance and stored in the fridge for up to 4 days.

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Expert Tips

  • Keep the teapot lid on when steeping tea, which will help maintain a consistent temperature.
  • Add honey or honey syrup into the tea to make a honey chamomile iced tea.
  • Garnish with lemon slices or fresh mint to make this iced tea party ready.
  • There’s no sugar in this chamomile iced tea, but you can sweeten it with a plain simple syrup or a flavored one, like lemon or ginger.

Questions You May Have

Does chamomile iced tea make you sleepy?

Chamomile tea has calming properties that may make you feel relaxed and improve sleep quality.

Can you infuse chamomile tea in cold water?

Yes, you can make chamomile tea using the cold brew method, which will take longer.

Is it okay to drink chamomile tea every day?

Since chamomile tea is caffeine-free, it is generally safe to drink every day. However, people with certain health conditions like allergies, asthma, and pregnancy are recommended to avoid chamomile.

Chamomile iced tea in cups.

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5 from 1 vote

Chamomile Iced Tea

By: Jee Choe
This 3-ingredient chamomile tea is so refreshing! It's perfect anytime you need a chilled, calming drink that's caffeine free.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Yield: 1 serving (16 ounces)

Equipment

Ingredients 

  • 2 chamomile tea sachets , (or 1 tablespoon loose tea)
  • ½ cup hot water
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions 

  • Put tea sachets and ½ cup of hot water into a teapot.
    Boil water on the stovetop or use an electric kettle with a temperature setting. Set water temperature to 195°F.
  • Cover and steep for 5 minutes.
    Herbal teas like chamomile can be steeped for longer without getting bitter. The medicinal quality and flavor will deepen. For a stronger taste, steep for 10 – 15 minutes.
  • Discard tea sachets and add ½ cup of cold water. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to cool.
  • Pour cooled down tea into a cup with ice.

Notes

  • The more intact the chamomile flowers, the higher quality the chamomile is. Using tea sachets make for easy clean up with this recipe.
  • Unlike teas, which need to be steeped at a specific temperature for a set time, herbal tisanes like chamomile won’t get bitter if they’re left in hot water for a while. The flavor of the tea will deepen, as will its medicinal qualities.
  • To help the chamomile tea bags and sachets last longest, keep them in an airtight container, such as a tea canister, away from light and heat.
  • Make the tea ahead of time. Chamomile iced tea can be prepared in advance and stored in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Keep the teapot lid on when steeping tea, which will help maintain a consistent temperature.
  • You can also dissolve some honey or honey syrup into the tea as it steeps to make a honey chamomile iced tea.
  • Garnish with lemon slices or fresh mint to make this iced tea party ready.
  • There’s no sugar in this chamomile iced tea, but you can sweeten it with a plain simple syrup or a flavored one, such as lemon or ginger.

Nutrition

Calories: 0.02Carbohydrates: 0.01gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 1mgCalcium: 8mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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