Cold Brew Iced Tea

Cold Brew Iced Tea - 3 Must Try Recipes in Summer

Have you ever made cold brew iced tea yet? You HAVE TO TRY it if you haven't!

Here are the 3 cold brew tea recipes that I am going to share with you today:

  • Jasmine green tea with rose petals

  • Earl Grey tea with peach

  • vegan chai latte with almond milk

What is different from hot brew vs. cold brew?

  • Cold brewing is foolproof. No need to worry about brewing time and temperature.

  • Cold brew tea releases less tannins, hence it makes the tea less bitter, naturally.

  • Cold brew tea contains less caffeine

I omitted sweeteners in these recipes but feel free to add if you'd like.

Does it sound exciting? Let's get started!




Jasmine Green Tea with Rose Petals


  • 1 tablespoon Jasmine Green Tea

  • 1 teaspoon Rose Petals - Be sure to use food grade preferably organic

  • 2 cups water



  1. Add jasmine green tea leaves and rose petals into a jar

  2. Pour water and stir

  3. Leave at room temperature for a couple hours or refrigerate up to 12 hours.

Serving suggestion

  1. Using a tea strainer, remove tea leaves and rose petals

  2. Serve with ice and garnish with rose petals

Green tea seems to brew quicker than any other tea, I found.

Earl Grey with Peach


  • 1 tablespoon Earl Grey Tea ( You can use any type of black tea but I love the fragrant of Earl Grey)

  • 1/4 peach

  • A few strips of lemon peel

  • 2 cups water



  1. Cut peach into quarter and slice

  2. Peel off yellow part of lemon skin

  3. Add earl grey tea leaves and peach into a jar

  4. Pour water and stir

  5. Leave in room temperature for a several hours or refrigerate up to 12 hours

Serving suggestion

  1. Place a fine mesh colander over an empty jar and strain the mixture

  2. Using a pestle or spoon, mash the peach

  3. Serve with ice and garnish with slice of peach and lemon

Vegan Chai Latte


  • 1 tablespoon Black Tea (I Used Red Label Tea by Brooke Bond, which is one of the most beloved black teas in India to make masala chai)

  • About 1 inch Ginger ( about 1 tablespoon crushed ginger )

  • 3 cardamom pods

  • ½ cup almonds (omit if using plant-based milk)

  • 2 cups water ( omit if using plant-based milk ) or 2 cups of plant-based milk



  1. Crush ginger and cardamom pods

  2. Add black tea leaves, crushed ginger and cardamom pods into a jar

  3. Add almonds and water into a blender and process until it turns into milky. Omit this process if using almond milk

  4. Pour almond milk and stir

  5. Refrigerate 6 to 12 hours

Serving suggestion

  1. Place a fine mesh colander over an empty jar and strain the mixture

  2. Using a spoon stir the mixture to accelerate the process, or leave it alone until it stops dripping - just like when you make drip coffee

  3. Serve with ice and sprinkle cinnamon powder


Why do I use loose tea instead of teabags?

I drink tea every day for all my adult life and realized that loose tea is much more flavorful. I can also change the strength of tea easily. I enjoy drinking a strong cup of tea first thing in the morning, then milder for the second one.

Here is an informative article from The Spruce Eats about loose tea vs tea bags.


Red Label Loose Tea

Harney & Sons Black Earl Grey Loose Leaf Tea, 4 Ounce

Jasmine, Loose tea in 4 Ounce tin

Starwest Botanicals Organic Red Rose Buds & Petals Whole, 1 Pound Bag