This delightful and refreshing cold brew chamomile tea is super easy to make with two basic ingredients: dried chamomile flowers and water. That’s it!
To make this herbal tea, simply mix the flowers and water together and leave to steep overnight in the fridge before straining and serving cold.
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Ingredients for cold brew chamomile tea
All you need for this recipe are:
- chamomile flowers: Here I used dried chamomile flowers, but you could use fresh ones if they are available. A quarter cup of fresh flowers should equate to a tablespoon of the dried ones. Or you can add the fresh flowers to a brown paper bag and store in the fridge until they have dehydrated completely. I should also mention to use organic chamomile to make the tea.
- water: cold to room temperature water is perfectly fine for this recipe.
- sweetener: This is optional. I actually prefer the tea without any sweeteners because it has a mildly sweet taste on its own. But, if you like, feel free to add honey or any of your favorite sweeteners.
Equipment for this recipe
No special equipment is needed here. You can simply use a small jug or a large glass to make this recipe though I did use my handy teapot with infuser. I love steeping tea with it and it’s so easy to clean after.
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Cold brew chamomile tea taste
Cold brewed chamomile tea has the same floral, apple-like, and slightly sweet taste as warm chamomile but, since more flowers are used and the steeping time is longer, the cold version has a more intense, stronger flavor.
How to make cold brew chamomile tea
Step 1: Add the organic, dried chamomile flowers to a teapot or large glass.
Step 2: Pour water over the flowers. If you are using a large glass, give the mixture a quick stir.
Step 3: Cover and place in the fridge to steep overnight (or for at least 6 hours).
Step 4: After the steeping time, remove from the fridge and strain the tea.
Step 5: Sweeten the tea if you desire and serve cold especially as a refreshing afternoon tea.
Where to buy chamomile
You can always switch loose flowers for tea bags. Here are a couple options from Amazon.
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Chamomile tea has been found to boost mood, reduce depression, and improve sleep quality (source: 2016 study). It has also shown antioxidant and helpful benefits for blood glucose, insulin, and cholesterol levels (source: 2015 study).
Cold brew chamomile tea recipe
Cold brew chamomile tea
- 1 tbsp dried chamomile flowers
- 3 cups water
- Add the chamomile to teapot or jug.
- Pour water over chamomile.
- Cover. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours.
- Sweeten (optional). Serve cold.