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How to Make Sun Tea at Home


Capture the flavor of the summer sun with this wonderful tea!

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Sun Tea

Sun tea is a recipe that you must make at least a few times every summer. It allows you to harness the power of the summer sun and turn it into a delicious drink. And what a tasty drink it is! When you place the tea in the sun, the tea will heat slowly, allowing the tea to brew over time. This slow brew method makes rich, deep flavored tea that you cannot make by just boiling water to pour over tea bags. Tea needs time and sun tea gives the tea all the time it needs to really reach it’s full flavor potential.

“And what a tasty drink it is!”

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Our recipe uses black tea bags to make the sun tea. However, you can really brew any kind of tea using the same method. Black tea will be very strong and also have caffeine that you may want to give you a morning energy boost. If you’d like to try a different kind of tea, use green tea bags instead. This will give you a lighter, herbal tea that is delicious anytime of the day. We also love using raspberry tea bags. Put a few fresh raspberries in the pitcher as well to get natural raspberry flavors mixed in as well.

When that summer sun makes it’s first appearance, you know it is time to get out your big pitcher and make some sun tea. Why waste the power of the sun?! Capture it in a glass and enjoy this perfect summertime drink.

Prep Time: 5 minutes plus 6 hours resting time.

How to Make Sun Tea at Home

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Capture the flavor of the summer sun with this wonderful tea.


  • 8 black tea bags

  • 1 gallon water

  • ¾ cup honey

  • 1 lemon, sliced

  • Ice


  • Place all the ingredients in a large bowl or pitcher.
  • Cover the bowl loosely and place outside in the direct sun.
  • Let the tea sit in the sun and brew for 5-6 hours.
  • Remove the tea bags and stir briefly.
  • Pour the tea into glasses over ice. Store any remaining tea in the fridge for up to one week.

Tips and Tricks

  • • Add fresh sliced fruit to the tea. The flavors of the fruit will seep into the drink as it brews in the sun.
    • Be sure to put your pitcher somewhere that gets direct sun all day. If the sun shifts, you may have to move the pitcher back into the sun and out of the shade.
  • Tools:
    • Measuring Cup
    • Large pitcher
    • Large spoon
    • Knife
    • Cutting board

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