How to Make Iced Chamomile Tea

If you think chamomile tea can only be enjoyed hot, think again. Iced chamomile tea still has the same soothing benefits and is perfectly refreshing on a hot summer day! It has a wonderful, refreshing, floral taste with hints of apple.

To make the tea, simply steep dried chamomile flowers in hot water for 15 minutes before straining, pouring over ice and serving cold.

finished ice chamomile tea

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You will need these to make the tea:

  • chamomile flowers: I used dried chamomile flowers for this recipe and I strongly recommend using organic ones. Of course, you can also use fresh flowers but you’ll need about a tablespoon or so to make the tea.
  • water: for steeping the flowers.
  • ice
  • sweetener: although iced chamomile tea is great on its own, you can sweeten it up a bit with honey, sugar, or any sweetener you prefer.
  • milk: I didn’t use milk for this recipe, but you can definitely add it in to your tea.

Equipment for this recipe

You don’t need any special equipment for this recipe. But, I did use a teapot with infuser and strainer. Of course, they aren’t necessary but they certainly make things easier.

How to make iced chamomile tea

Step 1: Bring water to a boil. You can do this by using a small saucepan on medium heat for about 5 minutes or try using the kettle or even heat the water in the microwave.

Step 2: Add the dried chamomile flowers to a cup or tea infuser.

add chamomile to teapot

Step 3: Pour the boiling water over the flowers.

add boiling water to dried chamomile

Step 4: Leave to steep for 15 minutes.

leave chamomile to steep

Step 5: Strain the flowers out of the water. Leave to cool. You can also sweeten the tea at this point if you want. Personally, I don’t sweeten the tea since it has such a mild, pleasant taste on its own.

Step 6: Pour the cooled, strained chamomile tea into serving glasses filled with ice. You can add dairy or nut milk to the tea as well. Serve cold for a refreshing afternoon drink.

pouring chamomile tea over ice

Where to buy this tea

Skip the loose flower tea, and pick up chamomile tea bags on Amazon.

Chamomile tea benefits

There aren’t many clinical trials exploring the benefits of chamomile tea on humans. But, for the most part, the tea is believed to be antioxidant, calming, soothing, sedative, and mood boosting. This 2016 study showed the tea could help improve the quality of your sleep and also reduce depression.

Other studies like these from 2015 and 2016 have found the tea may help to reduce blood glucose, insulin, insulin resistance, A1C levels, total cholesterol, triglyceride, and bad (LDL) cholesterol levels.

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Iced chamomile tea recipe

If you think chamomile tea can only be enjoyed hot, think again. Iced chamomile tea still has the same soothing benefits of the tea and is perfectly refreshing on a hot summer day!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Steep Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: iced chamomile tea
Servings: 2
Calories: 4kcal
Author: Ros Singh


  • tsp dried chamomile flowers
  • 3 cups water
  • sweetener of your choice (optional)
  • milk (optional)


  • Bring water to a boil (use a kettle or a saucepan on medium heat or a microwave).
  • Place dried chamomile flowers into a cup or a teapot with tea infuser.
  • Pour boiling water over the flowers.
  • Steep for 15 minutes.
  • Strain.
  • Leave to cool.
  • Sweeten and add milk (optional).
  • Pour into serving glasses with ice. Serve cold.

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