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How to make iced tea

Super Easy Cold Brew Iced Tea

Author: Jee Choe
How to make the best iced tea -- cold brew it! Super easy and refreshing.
4.8 from 71 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Steep Time 12 hrs
Total Time 12 hrs 2 mins
Course Drinks
Yield2 servings



  • Put tea and water in a pitcher or glass container.
    Use cool or room temperature water. The best tasting tea is made with the best water so use filtered water if possible.
  • Cover pitcher and put in refrigerator for at least 12 hours.
  • Strain out tea leaves.
  • Pour tea into a cup with or without ice.
    Cold brewed tea is already chilled so adding ice is optional.


  • The formula for cold brew tea is 1.5 teaspoons of tea for every cup of water.
  • Cold brewed tea can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Green tea should be cold brewed for less time. Check brewing guide for each type of green tea to cold brew it properly.


Calories: 1 | Carbohydrates: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Calcium: 7mg
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