How to Cold Brew Green Tea

2 Glasses
10 hr 5 min

Skip the pricey coffee shops this summer and make a cold brew green tea yourself at home! Use any kind of green tea and keep it on hand in the fridge for hot summer days.

On hot summer days iced tea is so refreshing. It’s a nice alternative to juice, pop and iced coffee and nicer than just drinking plain water.

Cold brew green tea is so super simple to make.


  • 20 oz of water
  • 3 Tea bags
  • berries, lemon wedges or herbs to infuse (optional)
  • large jar and cheese cloth or french press


  1. Fill your jug or french press up with water and add 3 tea bags. You can also add lemon wedges, berries or herbs to infuse the tea.
  2. Stir it around a little and leave in the fridge overnight or at least 6-12 hours. By the next day, it’s ready to drink.
  3. Press down on the french press and serve in glasses with ice. If you are using a mason jar, strain the tea using cheese cloth or remove the tea bags.

Brewing your tea cold makes it taste less bitter than brewing it with hot water. If you are making a hot cup of tea never use boiling water as it can burn the tea and make it taste very bitter.

You can use loose leaf tea and strain it or use regular tea in bags. I like less clean up so I used tea bags. The tea lasts for days in the refrigerator. That is, if you don’t drink it all up right away!

Garnish with lemon wedges, mint or other herbs. Then, find a comfy seat under a shade umbrella and sip away!

How to Cold Brew Green Tea
Recipe details
  • 2  Glasses
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 10 Hours Total time: 10 hr 5 min
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  • 3 tablespoon green tea leaves You can also use 3 tea bags
  • 1/4 Cup mint
  • 1 Cup ice

Add tea bags or loose tea to your jar or French press.
Add lemon wedges or other garnishes such as herbs or berries to infuse.
Place lid on French press or cheese cloth on jar and place in fridge.
Let steep overnight or a minimum of 6-10 hours.
Strain and serve in glasses over ice.
  • Make a double batch and keep it in the fridge so you always have some ready.
Adrienne Carrie Hubbard | Crafty Little Gnome
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