How to make sun tea

Those who care most about their tea and how it’s made don’t wonder how to make sun tea because they’d never consider anything less than very hot water to make their tea.

For the rest, especially those of us with fond childhood memories of sun tea served with honey over ice, its still nice to know how to make. Sun tea takes time, but not attention and sun, but not as much as you’d think it might.

The basic idea of sun tea is that you place your tea and water in a glass container where the sun will shine directly on it. The warmth of the sun will bring the water to a nice temperature for slow steeping. Sun tea is something you can set and forget if you have a good space for it. Just don’t leave it in a place where it might be knocked over! (another childhood memory)

How to make sun tea:

  • 3.5 cups of water
  • 5 tea bags (fruit teas work beautifully)
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • Quart jar with lid

Put tea and water in jar, cover and place in sunny spot for 4-5 hours. Remove tea bags and add sugar. Pour over ice and get your sun tea freak on!


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