How to Make Cold Brew Tea
Using cold water to steep your tea results in a smoother, sweeter, and easy-to-drink brew because you're extracting less caffeine than you would if you were using hot water. Try preparing a cup or bottle of cold brew tea today!
Here's what you'll need to get started:
- Loose leaf tea or premium-grade matcha
- Cold brew bottle or a mason jar & strainer
- Filtered water (cool or room temperature)
Once you have everything prepared, follow these four simple steps to cold brew your tea:
- Add tea or matcha to cold brew bottle. For every cup of water, you'll need a teaspoon of tea.
If using our cold brew bottle, you'll be making 5 cups so you will need 5 heaping teaspoons.
- Add cool or room temperature filtered water to bottle.
Leave enough room at the top so that you can shake the tea.
- Shake the bottle bartender-style—vigorously—for at least 30 seconds.
- Check steep times below. When ready, pour over ice and enjoy.
For optimal flavor, we recommend consuming your tea within three days.
Cold brew steep times and recommended teas:
- Matcha: N/A; Premium-Grade Matcha
- Japanese Green Tea: 20 minutes; Mainichi Sencha
- Hojicha: 1-2 hours; Yui's Hojicha
- White Tea, Green Tea: 6-8 hours; Chiang Rai White, Dragonwell
- Oolong Tea, Black Tea: 8-10 hours; Honey Orchid, Lemon Lychee
- Dark Tea (Pu'er): 10-12 hours; Daily Pu'er (coming soon)
- Tisane: 12+ hours; Blue Chamomile, Chrysanthemum Rose (coming soon)