Recipe: Super simple sun tea

Making sun tea is far from brain surgery and it’s really tasty. I make it all the time, it’s cheap and I can control the sweetness. I don’t make mine very strong or too sweet, it’s got flavor but is also refreshing.

The only teas that don’t turn out well in my opinion are chamomile and regular black tea, they get bitter.

You’ll need:

  • A glass jar with a lid, I use a quart Mason jar
  • 2 or 3 of your favorite herbal tea bags, or enough loose tea to equal that, put into a tea ball or another tea leaf holding apparatus. If you keep it loose (with the exception of using fresh mint cut from your garden) it’ll get bitter.
  • Enough water to fill the jar to the neck
  • 2 teaspoons of honey or 1 packet of Stevia
  1. Fill the jar with cold water.
  2. Add the sweetener and stir a little, don’t sweat it, it’ll dissolve while the tea is being brewed.
  3. Add the tea bags.
  4. Place in an outdoor sunny spot for at least 4 hours, I tend to leave mine out in the morning and bring it in when I get home at night, about 6-8 hours.
  5. Remove tea leaves, put in fridge to cool and voila! Tea!

Teas are really good for you, full of antioxidants and flavonoids (depending on what you’re using.)  I’m amazed how little sweetener is needed, too much and it just gets you more thirsty.

Play with this and find your signature blend.

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