Cold Brew Tea For Beginners

"Cold brew? But isn't the water meant to be hot first to make tea?!"

It sounds pretty odd eh Teabirds? Whether you're a beginner to the tea world or an expert in all things loose leaf, we guarantee that if you haven't tried the cold brew method before, once you have, it will have changed your perspective on infusing tea forever! 

Read on to hear all about the wonders of the cold brew method!

Cold Brew Tea For Beginners


So what is cold brew tea?

Cold brewing is such a fabulous way of making tea! It tastes a lot smoother because the flavour is slowly extracted over several hours. For some people when it comes to cold brewing, they say it brings out flavours that they had never noticed before compared to when they brewed it with just hot water! 

How to make cold brew tea?

  • It doesn’t get much easier than dropping loose leaf tea or tea parcels into a bottle/jug of some sort, we use our cold brew bottles which work perfectly as they have a built in infuser in the lid!
  • We recommend 6-7 teaspoons (6-7 tea parcels) of your chosen tea in 700ml of liquid! (Our cold brew bottles come in either a 750ml size or a 300ml size and in a variety of colours!) 
  • Then adding your choice of cold liquid such as water or milk (or even gin!) and letting it infuse in the fridge for 2-12 hours. The longer you leave it, the stronger the flavour but without that bitter over brewed taste!
  • There is no wrong way of cold brewing here! Be it black tea in oat milk, a chai in coconut milk, herbal tea in lemonade, or fruit teas in gin (yep it's incredible! Check out our Rhubarb & Custard gin infusion bottle). What we love about cold brewing is that its super diverse and so so easy to do! 
  • In our stores, we always have a cold brew or two infusing in the fridge which we prepare the night before, this way we can show our customers the next day how it works and let them have a little taste!
  • Take a look at our blends that work really well as a cold brew! 

 Check out this blog on our top brews to cold brew with!


All you need as a beginner in cold brewing tea!

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  • Hi Caroline, I personally don’t bother and actually reuse the leaves. Often using water for first infusion and lemonade for second.. it gives a very subtle flavour on second go

    Jennifer Campbell
  • Hello – after the 12 hours max steep time are we supposed to take out the tea?? :D


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