Refreshing Iced Chamomile Tea Recipe

For those days when hot tea isn't quite right, this refreshing iced chamomile tea recipe is sure to hit the spot. 

One of our favorite herbal teas around the world, chamomile tea can provide so much goodness for our bodies, minds, and spirits. While this herbal tea is much-loved as an effective "night-time" tea to encourage a restful night's sleep, it can be beneficial in many other ways, too, such as helping to alleviate stress, boost immunity, ease menstrual cramps, and so much more.  

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Another thing to love about chamomile tea is how very versatile it is. This iced chamomile tea recipe is just one way to enjoy this herbal tisane... it's also delightful served hot or in a tea blend, and can provide topical benefits, too (in a tea bath, facial steam, or hair rinse, for example).  

How to Make Iced Chamomile Tea

When a hot summer's day has you longing for iced tea, this iced chamomile tea recipe will satisfy your cravings and provide some incredible wellness benefits, too. Keep in mind, when you're making iced tea, plan to use about twice the amount of loose tea or teabags as you would for hot tea (this will ensure the iced tea is still nicely flavorful after it's been chilled and ice added). 

You'll need...

  • 2 chamomile teabags or 2 heaping teaspoons loose-leaf chamomile tea or dried chamomile flowers
  • 8 oz. (about 250 ml) fresh, delicious water, brought just to the boil
  • Optional additions to taste, such as sugar, honey, mint, or citrus

This iced tea recipe is also lovely with some fresh or dried herbs added (such as mint, lavender, or lemon balm, for example).

To make the tea...

  1. Add the teabag or loose-leaf tea to a cup or small teapot. (If you're using loose tea, an infuser or infuser mug is a great help.)
  2. Cool the just-boiled water slightly (chamomile tea, like other herbal teas, is best steeped in very hot - not boiling - water), and then pour into the cup.
  3. Cover and steep the chamomile tea for 5 to 8 minutes (longer steeping times help to bring out the lovely flavor and benefits of herbal teas).
  4. Remove the teabag or loose tea leaves from the cup.
  5. If you're using sweetener, add it to the hot tea now (to ensure it dissolves) and mix well.
  6. Let the tea come to room temperature and then put it in the fridge to chill fully, and enjoy over plenty of ice later. Or, if you just can't wait, pour it into a tall glass of ice and enjoy right away! 

Iced chamomile tea is delicious with citrus (a splash or slices of orange, lemon, or lime). And, happily, this recipe increases well (if a glass of iced tea just won't do). Simply adjust the proportions given above, and, when you're making a larger amount of tea, remember to add an extra teabag or teaspoon of loose tea "for the pot."

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Chamomile is also a perfect tea for blending... for something different, try combining it with Rooibos, hibiscus, or peppermint for other tasty iced tea recipes. 

| Related:  Iced Peppermint Tea Recipe

Incredibly refreshing and soothing, iced chamomile tea is an ideal tea to enjoy out on the deck or while relaxing in the hammock for some peaceful self-care time. 

For more help with making the perfect jug of iced tea, drop by our Iced Tea Tips page

If you're loving iced tea right now, be sure to visit our Yummy Iced Tea Recipes board on Pinterest for lots of recipe ideas and inspiration. Tea pops and tea smoothies are other refreshing ways to combat the heat with tea!

For more about oh-so-beneficial chamomile tea, read up on how good this tea can be for us, and take a few minutes to learn more about some safe-use tips and precautions on our Chamomile Tea Side Effects page

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