Best Cold-Brew Iced Tea Recipe

Best Cold-Brew Iced Tea Recipe
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You lose some of the high notes, but you gain a guaranteed cloudy-free tea. If you’re going to use the cold-brew method, this is how.

Read more about Making the Best Iced Tea.

8
Servings
138
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 8 teaspoons black tea
  • 8 cups cold water

Directions

Place the tea in an infuser, then dip into the pitcher of cold water. Place in the refrigerator eight to 10 hours (overnight). Remove the tea infuser. Serve over ice. If you would like to sweeten this tea, use simple syrup instead of sugar, as it will dissolve more easily in the cold. Our Meyer Lemon Simple Syrup is a great recipe for this.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
1g
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
24g
18%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
260µg
37%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
161mg
16%
Choline, total
9mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
88µg
22%
Iron, Fe
12mg
67%
Magnesium, Mg
52mg
16%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
154mg
22%
Selenium, Se
10µg
18%
Sodium, Na
98mg
7%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
173g
6%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Iced Tea Shopping Tip

Tea bags and tea leaves are one of the wonderful things that should be always available in your kitchen cabinets. It can be enjoyed year round, whether it is hot and steaming or iced and refreshing.

Iced Tea Cooking Tip

When making iced tea, make sure you keep an eye on it. Give your tea ample time in the hot water but be sure to not over-steep your tea because the result will be a bitter mess.