Sun Tea

It’s come to my attention that sun tea isn’t universal! A little while back, I set out some sun tea to enjoy at a campfire and the friends I had over had no clue what I was talking about! I made a few different flavors and everyone loved it, so I thought I’d share with you!

You need:

A glass jar with a lid (I use about a gallon)

3-5 tea bags (green or black work best)



The concept of sun tea is really pretty easy. Fill a jar with water and add tea then let the sun heat the water up to steep the tea for 3-6 hours. I use a gallon sized jar with about 4 black tea bags or 5 green tea bags. I’ve seen it done on a smaller scale, but when I make it I usually end up drinking it through the week or sharing it with people so a gallon seems about right for me. I have tried to use herbal tea, but I’m not the biggest fan of the fruity flavors alone. If I want to add a pomegranate or peach tea, I add one with my normal green and black teas.

Personally, I love the flavor of the simple sun tea. Something about the way the sun steeps the tea changes the flavor and keeps it sweeter than a tea that’s steeped quicker. But if you like fruit or sugar in your tea, you can always add them. This weekend, I actually added some lemon skittles just to see what would happen and it was so good! Not something I’ll have every time, but a good change. Let me know what add ins you like best!! 😊 As always, if you take any fun pictures or videos, tag me on Instagram @SmileMakePeopleWonder and use the hashtag #DandelionSmiles. Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss out on the next exciting idea


3 thoughts on “Sun Tea

  1. I sun tea starting on Memorial Weekend; but I used a big quart size jug, that is blue and can be used for making lemonade but I put several tea bags; I mean lots and lots and filled it up with water and part ice cubes; I also place a big rock on top of the lid and let it sit out on the balcony for nearly a day than I place the jug in the fridge and we enjoy daily cups of tea; especially during the weekend. Thank you for this post; I am looking forward to summertime sun tea again. Stay well!

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