How to make sun tea.

Today was our first really hot day, therefore I immediately thought to make some sun tea. Super easy and I love having a pitcher in the fridge for a cool treat instead of water. I’m going to share the basics with a bunch of different options that you can take. Sun tea is super easy to make so fear not, you can totally do this!

So let’s get started…

Into a pitcher, add filtered water. My pitcher holds about 1 gallon of water.
For each gallon of water you want to add 8 tea bags.
I did complimentary flavors of mint and ginger. Please experiment and use flavors you love.
Because I went with mint – I added a sprig of fresh mint from my garden to the pitcher as well.
Allow the tea to sit in direct sunlight for 3-6 hours.

Once the tea is done, remove the tea bags and you may wish to add sweetener. If you do, you can add agave, honey (if you use it) or a simple syrup. Simple syrup is made by heating equal parts sugar and water to the stove over low temp. Stir until the sugar is melted. Allow to cool and you can add as much to your tea as you prefer. We drink it with some fresh lemon and muddled mint leaves with ice. Your choice! Store leftovers in the fridge.

Some other flavors that work really well together:
Fennel and lemon
Turmeric and lemon
Lemon with basil leaves
Breakfast tea with lemon
Mint and ginger
Turmeric and ginger
Berry tea with lemon
Green tea and citrus (orange or lemon slices) or lemongrass
Oolong with a fruitier/berry tea

Can’t wait to hear what combinations you create! Enjoy.


— Knead to Cook

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