How To Create Iced Tea




Cold Water Infusion Directions


Cold water infusions are preferable when infusing mucilaginous herbs such as marshmallow (Althaea officinalis). Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) and mint family plants like lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) and peppermint (Mentha x piperita) also infuse beautifully in cold water,and are lovely teas for a summer day when you don’t feel like firing up the kettle.


  1. Crush herbs in your hand or with a mortar and pestle. Place herbs in a mug, glass jar, French press, or teapot.
  2. Pour room temperature or cool water over the herbs and cover.
  3. Steep several hours or overnight on the counter or in the refrigerator.
  4. Strain as directed above.
  5. Consume immediately, or within 24 hours after straining if refrigerated.