30 May 2011

Sun Tea with Mint

To continue under the category of simple pleasures, I've been brewing sun tea in jars and adding fresh mint to it.

It's easy: fill the jar with cold water and add tea of your choice. I make mine with 5 black tea bags,  3 fruit tea bags and a good handful of fresh cut mint. My husband uses 6 green tea bags, 2 fruit tea bags and a handful of mint.

Then, simply sit it in the sun for a couple to a few hours.

Next, remove all the bags and mint (they can go into the compost) and refrigerate.

To serve, add a slice of lemon, a sprig of mint, some sugar or honey, or nothing at all. It's a delicious and refreshing drink for spring and summer. Enjoy!

Do you have any favorite variations?


  1. I'm stunned at that lovely stash of fresh mint! Yes, a sun tea would be appreciated anytime starting with today.

  2. Rosaria, Mint is like a weed- give it a big container all by itself and it will prosper. This bunch easily survived the winter.

  3. Wonderful. As soon as the sun comes out for an extended period of time, I will try this recipe. I love sun tea.

  4. Me, too, when the sun comes out!

  5. Nancy and Linda, Sorry about the lack of sun- soon, I hope!

  6. I love sun tea with a slice or orange too.

  7. Oh, I am so glad you did this! I haven't made sun tea in years and it is so easy. I usually just throw mine in the microwave, but if you add the mint to it, it comes out much better the sun tea way!

  8. Patti, I'll try it- sounds good.
    Krissa, We have lots of sun so it works well here.


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