Sun Tea Recipe

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As long as I can remember my Mom and sisters have always made this simple sun tea recipe.  We lived in an apartment when I was in high school and my Mom would set it on the sunny balcony to brew 😎 .

Simple Sun Tea Recipe using the sun to brew it! It takes literally minutes to prepare and is so incredibly good for you. Oh, and it's very inexpensive!

This is how we make it:
 Take any large glass jar, pitcher or dispenser that will hold at least 2 quarts of water (no plastic).

We have well water so I use room temperature bottled water (tap cold water is fine).

Add 6-8 tea bags of your choice (no need for the cold water tea bags in my opinion).

Remove the paper tag on the tea bag.  I used black decaf in this picture. Then wash your lemon, slice it up and add it to the water.

Find a sunny location and let it sit for hours (at least 2)
I use my deck post and love to watch it steep from my kitchen window.

If you add enough lemon there is no sugar needed.

Chill and serve over ice.

Enjoy the antioxidants!
(should last if refrigerated for 4-5 days)

Here’s a cute beverage dispenser that would work nicely, but you would double the recipe.

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW DISPENSER INFORMATION

You can also try “His & Her Mason Jar Sun Iced Tea” which is the exact same idea, only more personal, and more fun.  Fill large Mason jars (or any jars) with lemon wedges, 3 tea bags each, tap/bottled water and allow to brew for a few hours until dark brown.  When ready, remove tea bags and add a bunch of ice and drink straight from the jar.  You can also add sugar if desired.

What a cute idea to make "His & Her Mason Jar Sun Iced Tea"!  I am trying this today.  The recipe is simple!

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Simple Sun Tea Recipe using the sun to brew it! It takes literally minutes to prepare and is so incredibly good for you. Oh, and it's very inexpensive!

As long as I can remember my Mom and sisters have always made this simple sun tea recipe. We lived in an apartment when I was in high school and my Mom would set it on the sunny balcony to brew 8-) .

 

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14 Responses

  1. debbiedoos says:

    Well that sure is yummy and sure would go well here in the South. I will have to try that!

  2. Iced tea is my all time favorite!! I need to try this!

  3. Sandra says:

    i would use oranges in place of lemon.

  4. carol bittner says:

    I’ve been making iced tea like this for many years; it always hits the spot. Lemons make it sooooo good. Enjoy the summer!!!

    • Julie Fiato says:

      Hi Carol! Thanks for the reminder. The sun is out, so I better get my tea bags out. Happy Memorial Day to you! ~Julie

  5. Patricia says:

    I make sun tea but not lemons, like that add.

  6. ann weinstock says:

    Hi Julie,
    My mom used to make sun tea all the time, matter of fact, I think she even had a big jar with a sun on it that said “Sun Tea.” I have never made mine with lemons though, sounds really good and refreshing. I love the fact we don’t have to add sugar, so natural and good for you.

  7. Beah says:

    Hello! Just to be sure, you use cold water from the start?

  8. Michelle Ash-Forget says:

    I am just curious as to why you don’t use the well water. It seems to me that it would fresher. Then again, I don’t know a lot about wells.
    thank you for the recipe.

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