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Cold Brew Ceylon Tea

Ceylon Tea

Author: Jee Choe
Ceylon tea has a great bold flavor that’s perfect on its own, or with milk. 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Steep Time 5 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving


  • 1 cup water + more to warm teapot for hot tea
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Ceylon loose tea


  • Boil water.
    If using an electric kettle with temperature setting, set it to 208°F. Heat a little more water than needed so that it can be used to warm up the teapot. If boiling water on the stovetop, let it come to a simmer, then turn off heat. (Filtered water is best.)
  • Warm up teapot.
    Pour some hot water into the teapot and swirl it around a bit. Discard the water.
  • Put Ceylon tea into teapot and add hot water.
  • Cover teapot and steep for 5 minutes.
  • Strain Ceylon tea leaves and pour hot tea into a teacup.


1. Put Ceylon tea leaves and cool or room temperature water in a pitcher or glass container. 
Filtered water is best.
2. Cover pitcher and put in refrigerator for 12 hours.
3. Strain tea leaves and pour tea into a cup.
Ice is optional since the tea is already cold.
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