Friday, June 6, 2014

Sun Tea

So I talked to a friend this morning who asked me what I was doing. I told him I was making sun tea and he looked at me like I just stepped off a space ship or something. I started laughing and was like, "You never heard of sun tea?" I was kind of shocked. I guess it's more of a Southern thing, well drinking iced tea is itself a Southern thing but so is making sun tea. Okay, for all those out there who never had sun tea, let me give you the simple recipe.

Items Needed:

-1 Large Clear Glass Pitcher With Lid (Use those big pickle jars if you got one or you can purchase the jugs/pitchers with a spout or nozzle that you flip up to pour.)
-Tea Bags


Wash your container good and then dry. Add your water and about 4 or 5 tea bags. Place the lid on and set the pitcher outside in the sun for a couple of hours. After a couple of hours bring the pitcher in and add sugar or sweetener, if you prefer. Pour into glasses and drink. Voila! You just made sun tea!


  1. Fun! Do the bags have to be of a specific flavor or no?

  2. Oh, I have been looking for the original recipe for so long. Thank you so much.
    It also should stand to be a reminder to us of how many beautiful and useful things the sun can bestow upon us. It is as simple as finding the/a true value of joy in the simple/easy things around us. Thank you. Doc.

  3. I used to make sun tea when I was a kid. I thought it was a California thing.