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{VIDEO} How To Make Cold Brew Iced Tea

April 19, 2016

Have you ever wondered how to make cold brew iced tea? This step-by-step tutorial will teach you how. It’s a simple recipe, perfect for a summer tea party!

Have you ever wondered how to make cold brew iced tea? This step-by-step tutorial will teach you how. It's a simple recipe, perfect for a summer tea party!One of the best parts about running THM is getting to meet amazing entrepreneurs in the food space in Toronto. Whether it be at trade shows, media events or even on social, I’ve been able to connect with so many incredible people making waves in the food industry. Today, I’m really excited to share one of them.

Years ago, when I was working at Kewaza, I met Shelby from The Honest Leaf at a trade show. I was working the Kewaza booth and Shelby shared the table with us, selling her incredible wellness teas. You get to know each other when you’re standing at a trade show for hours on end, but I also got to sample all of her teas because I needed something to drink down all of the Kewaza samples I was eating…whoops.

Over the years, we’ve been following each other’s journeys and it’s been amazing to see how much she’s expanded and grown her busiesss. I love going into shops and restaurants that sell The Honest Leaf because I know the story behind the brand. It also leads to a discussion with whoever owns the place about how amazing Shelby is.

Needless to say, it was about time we get some Honest Leaf teas on the blog and pick Shelby’s brain about all things tea!

Before we jump in, feel free to watch this video for a demo on how to make cold brew iced tea and learn more about The Honest Leaf!

Ever since my obsession with Cold Brew Coffee began, I’ve been wondering how to make cold brew iced tea. Cold Brew coffee is a pretty simple process but it definitely requires a couple of steps and some knowledge of brewing. I assumed the same about Cold Brew Iced Tea but apparently I was totally wrong!

I had this whole big plan to bring Shelby on the channel to chat about Cold Brew Iced Tea only to discover that it’s literally the easiest process in the entire world.

Regardless, it was still amazing having Shelby in the Maven kitchen with me to chat all things tea, business and Toronto.

Have you ever wondered how to make cold brew iced tea? This step-by-step tutorial will teach you how. It's a simple recipe, perfect for a summer tea party!Here are a few things I did learn about Cold Brew Tea:

  1. It totally counts for hydration! I’ve been making some tea the night before and sipping on it all day in lieu of water. For someone who struggles with getting in enough H20 this is a total godsend
  2. You won’t make it too strong or bitter. Unlike hot tea which is pretty temperamental, cold brew can’t be overdone.
  3. It contains all the same antioxidant benefits of hot tea, which means you can drink tea year round no matter what the temperature is outside!

So without further adieu, let’s learn how to make Cold Brew Iced Tea…

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How To Make Cold Brew Iced Tea

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a medium jar or french press, combine tea and water.
  2. Let sit overnight or for at least 12 hours in the refrigerator.
  3. Strain tea using french press, cheesecloth, fine-mesh strainer or whatever tool you choose.
  4. Sweeten, if desired.
  5. Serve cold.

Notes

*options include raw honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar or sweetener of choice

Have you ever wondered how to make cold brew iced tea? This step-by-step tutorial will teach you how. It's a simple recipe, perfect for a summer tea party!

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  • Reply
    Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It
    April 19, 2016 at 7:41 am

    Love all of the step-by-step photos and the video Davida!! This tea is PERFECT for the weather right now. I also love the Honest Tea brand, there’s something about the pure taste that I can’t get enough of! 🙂

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    Lee
    April 19, 2016 at 9:26 am

    YOU CAN MAKE TEA IN A FRENCH PRESS. WHAT.

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    Alysia at Slim Sanity
    April 19, 2016 at 9:48 am

    Never made it, but that is so easy!! Definitely gonna give it a try.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      April 19, 2016 at 10:14 am

      You need to!!! You’re gonna be blown away by how easy it is!

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    Tara | Treble in the Kitchen
    April 19, 2016 at 10:26 am

    I am huge iced tea lover and can’t wait to drink it all the time in the summer : ) This totally has me craving warm weather 🙂

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      Davida Kugelmass
      April 19, 2016 at 12:30 pm

      It’s finally warmed up here so I’m drinking it non-stop!

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    Sam @ Barrister's Beet
    April 19, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Love this! It looks so easy. This will be perfect with the weather heating up. Thanks for sharing!

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    GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth
    April 20, 2016 at 11:19 am

    I’m insanely obsessed with iced tea. I usually brew mine hot first then cool, but htis way sound so much easier. So thanks for the tip. Also, Honest Leaf teas are the freakin best 😀

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      Davida Kugelmass
      April 20, 2016 at 12:42 pm

      yay! So happy I could save you a step. And yessss The Honest Leaf teas are amazing!!

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    Cassie
    April 25, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    I’ll admit that I HATE iced tea. It’s just so weird to drink cold tea to me! I do admit that if it’s slightly sweetened with Stevia or if it contains some slices of fruit, it’s a bit more palatable. I loved the video though–you two are adorable!

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    Noemi
    May 4, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    As someone who’s always made tea hot, it great to see with a little tweaking, tea can be made cold. Thanks for sharing. Your images are stunning by the way.

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