Cold Brew Teas to Make this Summer

Cold Brew Teas are all the rage, and this summer don’t get left out. Others are already sipping cold brew teas by their pool, and enjoying the thirst quenching benefits, and you can too.

So what are Cold Brew Teas?

Similar to cold brew coffee, cold brew tea is simply just tea steeped in cold water for an extended period of time, making it perfect for the hot Aussie summer. 

Benefits of Cold Brewing

There are many benefits to Cold Brew tea, the first one being it’s absolutely delicious!

When you cold brew tea it will taste slightly sweeter than when steeping tea in hot water. This is because then tannins (which make tea bitter) can’t be steeped out of the tea when you use cold water. 

How to make the best Cold Brew Teas!

Making Cold Brew tea is probably the easiest thing ever. You’ll need a total of 2 ingredients;

  1. Cold water
  2. Your choice of loose leaf tea – you can shop all of ours here!

To a jug or bottle or really anything you like add 2 cups of water and 1 tablespoon of loose leaf tea. Leave your tea in the refrigerator for the recommended amount of time depending on the type of tea you’re using

When the time is up, use a mesh strainer and pour the tea through the strainer into a new jug catching all of the loose tea leaves. And that’s pretty much it, if you want to make your tea even sweeter you can add a teaspoon of simple syrup and give it a good stir.

Tips and Tricks

  • Add some ice cubes for extra ice cold tea!
  • Cold Brew tea can last up to 4 days in the refrigerator, but it’s best to make a new batch every 2 day to avoid stale tea.
  • The best way to store your cold brew tea is in a glass container. Plastic tends to stain and leave behind some weird odors
  • Different types of tea are brewed for different amounts of times, use our brewing guide so you don’t under brew your tea and miss out on all of that delicious flavour.

Our Recommendations

Using loose leaf tea (like ours) is the best way to make Cold Brew tea. Yes you can use tea bags but cold brew made from loose leaf tea is so much more flavourful, simply because loose leaf tea is higher quality than the tea you get in teabags. Personally, we recommend our Organic Ginger and Lemon Tea, our Organic Hibiscus Crushed Tea, or our Organic Green Tea with a pop of fresh lemon!

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Cold Brew Teas Brewing Guide

Follow this guide for the absolute best Cold Brew tea! 

Conversions: Of course you don’t have to follow these instructions to a tea..  You can add either more or less tea to strengthen to your liking.

  • 1 Cups Water : 1.5 Teaspoons Loose Leaf Tea
  • 2 Cups Water: 1 Tablespoon Loose Leaf Tea
  • 4 Cups Water: 2 Tablespoons Loose Leaf Tea

Brew Time:

The ideal brewing time for different teas varies.

White Tea: 6 Hours

Green Tea: 3-6 Hours

Black Tea: 12 Hours

Oolong Tea: 12 Hours

Herbal Tea: 12 Hours