Make Your Own Summer Sun Tea

July 21, 2017

Sun TeaNow that summer is here and the weather is warm, it's the perfect time to not only enjoy a cold glass of iced tea, but to make your own sun tea, too. I've found myself drinking a lot of iced tea over the past few years (it probably has something to do with parental sleep deprivation). I usually buy bottles of Tejava tea, which I love because it's unsweeted and has a good strong tea flavor.

I decided to try making my own and maybe save a little money in the process. I remember my mom making sun tea way back when, and thought I'd give it a try. The results were really fantastic, so I thought I'd share them here. It's really easy to do, really inexpensive, and the kids actually had fun helping make it.

You'll need:

  • A two-quart sealable glass jar.
  • Four to six black tea bags
  • Sprigs of fresh mint (optional)
  • Water

Place tea bags and mint (if using) in a clean glass jar. Fill the jar with water and seal.

Put it in a sunny spot—I put mine out on the deck rail—and let it sit in the sun for three to five hours.

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The water will gradually darken and infuse itself with tea. Pour over ice to serve, and refrigerate the rest. That's all there is to it!