How To Cold Brew Tea

How to cold brew tea I love to brew tea in the sun, but during winter months it's good to have options. Iced tea is one of my favorite treats. I discovered cold brewing and have been loving the results! Cold brewed iced tea can be infused with herbs and fruits like mint, raspberries or cucumber. You can also use it to make Arnold Palmers… so delicious! 

Just measure out 1 tablespoon loose leaf tea for every 24 ounces of water (more if you like your tea extra strong, or want to save time). Allow it to sit in your fridge, covered, for up to 10 hours. I like to do it while I'm sleeping, overnight. Remove the tea leaves from your pitcher and enjoy your brew. 

Note: Brewing time can differ depending on the type of tea you are using and your personal taste. After one test batch you will know what works for you. 

Edible Flower Ice CubesEdible Flower Ice Cubes I used edible flowers frozen in ice cubes to make this batch super pretty. Don't like flowers in your drink? Try cubes of frozen fruit juice instead. Enjoy! xo. Elsie

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  • Gorgeous photos! We posted this on the Pluck Facebook page. Love those cubes…

  • That. Looks. Lovely. People don’t realise how refreshing Iced Tea is here in the UK.

  • I had never even heard of cold brewing.. Thanks for this. How do you brew tea in the sun? Would you do a post on that.. I mean in India we have a lot of sun even in winter..wud be nice if I cud take advantage of that..

    I saw an earlier post of yours with the olive yellow nails and was thinking wow that luks exactly like mine. And nw i noticed im wearing the exact same shade in your pic here.. Coincidence 😀

  • such a cool idea. had never heard of cold brewing thanks for informing me! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @

  • Lovely! Very informative post.


  • This actually looks super delicious! I’m not a huge tea drinker, but I might give this a try sometime!


  • Just dropping in to say yes please, I’d love to know where that pitcher is from! Fantastic!

  • I love tea I usually drink mine hot with a bag, I’d like to try it more fresh like this. And i agree the ice cube petals is a cute idea. But I am sensitive to flowers tastes and I don’t know which ones I like and don’t besides the rose. I just know I the rose is really too strong for me to eat.

  • Oh my gosh, I am madly in love with those ice-cubes!! A must-have for my next summer party!!

  • Wow, I love the ice cubes with edible flowers! Things like that I picture at my wedding

  • I love this! We have so many people come into my store for tea and infusers. It’ll be great to pass this along to them!

    x Sara from

  • Hi girls!
    I love the ice hearts idea! It’s so interesting!

  • Ahhh! Thank you so much! I just made a DIY inspire from your HONEY syrup, which is perfect to make COLD TEA! Looooove your blog, again, like i always say, it’s a daily inspiration!

    Have a great long weekend! <3


  • I am such a tea person – so this was a great post – I already brew tea – but I NEVER thought of making ice cubes like that – sooooo pretty!! Great for a party – or just to make every day more glamorous, completely my style. Thanks Love the pics 🙂

  • Sounds good to me!
    I love how you can see the both of you taking the photo in the reflection of the jug! xD

  • Wow!! I love your pitcher! Where’d you get it??

    Also really loving the flowers/mint leaves in the ice cube trays – I’m definitely going to try this one! Thank you!

    – Killian x

  • I don’t even care if it tastes good, they’re just so pretty!

  • I drink a-lot of tea. Never thought of letting infuse in the fridge though. It’s a good idea! Where do you get the edible flowers for the ice cubes?

    love, x

  • Love the edable flower ice cubes! I think they would also be very cute for a wedding!
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Cold brew is the best way to make iced tea but you really don’t want to brew it in the sun anyway since it leads to bacteria growth.

  • Awesome! I love sun tea! I had no idea you could brew it in the fridge. Have you ever had hibiscus tea? It’s good! And usually comes with a flower in it, which is what made me think of it.

  • I really like the little ice cubes in heart shapes. They are just too precious.

  • this is so pretty, such a cheerful way to enjoy tea in winter! love the blue in your nail polish and in the text blocks too!

  • Lovely! I’m experimenting with tea and herb now.


  • Okay, that’s it, I need to start drinking tea so I can make this pretty pinky kind!

    →Lauren at

  • Such a lovely idea, it looks so pretty! As a real tea addict, I’m definitely going to give this a try soon.

  • Omg! I’m a big tea lover and this is a wonderful idea! Both hot and cold. My fave is Birthday Cake by David’s Tea 🙂

    Lulu xx

  • LOVE the ice cubes most of all!!! And yummm that tea looks delicious! Perhaps i’ll try it with my fave green tea leaves 🙂

  • Such a good idea! Love the ice cubes.
    Katie xx

  • Love the flower ice cube idea! Will try this out this weekend

  • The ice-cube idea is so lovely!
    Girls you can always come up with such amazing ideas 🙂


  • Love the idea of the tea and the frozen fruit sounds so fun too! xx


  • I love how informative all of your posts are! So fun to read!

  • The edible flowers really make this special! I love making sun tea, So I will need to try this cold weather option!

  • This is an awesome idea! I’m curious, is your iced tea pitcher able to be purchased somewhere? Or is it super unique? 😉 My biggest problem with brewing tea and such is the cleanup afterward, and your pitcher seems like it’d be pretty easy to maneuver with hand washing.

  • Oh my goodness, your photos are so pretty! And I’m definitely going to have to make tea and flowered ice cubes myself. So cute.

  • Looks tasty! What pitcher is that you are using? It looks like it fits your David’s Tea infuser perfectly! I got into David’s Tea after your post about it and love it! I got the caffine free sampler for Christmas and my favorite is pink flamingo and I’d love to try it iced.

    PS – Your ice cubes are beautiful!

    Love your blog!

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