Summer Time Sun Tea

Summer time foods are my absolute favorite. I wait all winter for the weather to warm up enough for family barbecues, for steak outside for onions on the grill.  I love the summer foods.  Possibly more so, I love the summer drinks that come. While I wish I was here to tell you about the most perfect margarita(hey another time!), one of my all time favorite drinks to make in the summer is sun tea.

Sun tea is an easy drink to make on your own or with the kids. If you go for an herbal tea, there is little to no caffeine. The flavors are often sweeter with herbal teas as well, so it’s not a necessity to add sugar or honey!


Sun Tea, yes, a gift from God…or if you know me, usually one you can get from me. It’s super simple to make and super delicious to drink. I love to make larger amounts and save it in the fridge for another day.


I make mine with loose leaf tea, specifically for this tea, Raspberry Patch by New England Tea Company.

I put about 3/4 cup into our half gallon container. Over that I fill it to the almost tippity top with water!


Put that in an area that will be sunny for at least two hours. I pick two hours because I like my tea extra strong, like my men and my morals…that’s a joke! Sort of, I have pretty strong opinions and morals. And have you seen my hunk of a husband!?

After the two hours are up, go on and bring that sun tea back into your home.

IMG_6980After you bring it back into your home, drain the tea into a bottle you can keep it in for awhile. I use a pitcher glass; I also prefer all my drinks cold so I chill my sun tea!

IMG_6986And enjoy! You can add some honey, local is best! Or add some sugar in if that’s more your jam.

If you try this let me know how you like it!


3 thoughts on “Summer Time Sun Tea

  1. Heyyyy! Memories! My dad used to make sun tea when I was a kid 🙂 I, personally, am not much of a tea fan. But raspberry tea I’d totally try!

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