Home brewing sweet sun tea

One of my favorite things to make on these warm spring days is Sun Tea. Have you ever had it? You take a jar, fill it with water and 4-5 tea bags (whatever flavor is your favorite – my husband & I just like plain with sugar). Instead of using your stove to boil water for tea, use the sunlight! Put the jar outside where the sun strikes it and leave it in the sun for 3-5 hours – sometimes you have to move it if you’ve got trees that create shade. Once it’s reached the strength you like, you take it inside and put it in the fridge – you can add sugar while it’s still warm if you’d like.

The slow seeping has brings out a different flavor from the tea, so it might not taste quite like what you are used to from using boiling water – it will be more mellow. It will not keep as well as iced tea made from boiling water, so drink it up in two or three days.

Enjoy this delicious warm spring/hot summer day drink!


About Sarah

Sarah grew up in Philly and moved to Lancaster permanently after meeting her husband. Sarah loves being outside, and finds joy in little wonders, taking her kids for a stroll downtown, and is always up for trying something new. She is often teased for being the youngest member on staff, as the Director of Marketing at Discover Lancaster. If you're familiar with Lancaster County at all, and have been to Central Market, you may run into her father-in-law, as he's the owner of Long's Horseradish!

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