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How to make Sun Tea

The sun is shining. It is Spring. Flowers are abundant, everywhere. It’s a perfect day to go outside and harness the sun’s energy to make some tea. But not just any tea! No electricity required for this one. Let’s make Sun Tea, shall we?

What is Sun Tea, you may wonder?

Sun Tea is the easiest thing to make.

Seriously.

You literally wait for a beautiful sunny day. Grab a big jug or a few mason jars. Fill it with water, add your favorite tea. Some mint and lemon slices. Leave it out in the sun and let the brewing begin!

I work from home and even though I am surrounded by my wonderful quirky pets all day and take them for the odd walk, I really don’t get out much. I really don’t. I am a big advocate for re-wilding and getting outside, in nature, even if just for 10 minutes. It can do us the world of good. For mental health, general wellbeing and all that good stuff.

Now, making Sun Tea, makes me feel like I am winning at this life thing. It allows me to look forward to tea breaks. The time of day I get to walk outside with bare feet and grab the magical drink the sun helped me brew. As if nature and I are BFF’s. Working together.

It feels luxurious and frugal. All at the same time.

It’s as if the sun transfered some of its golden magic rays into the glass jar. Health and wellness in every sip.

Here’s to the magic of Sun Tea! Cheers.

Perfect for camping or if you just want to go slow.

It is marvelous in its simplicity.

Benefits of Rooibos tea:

Rooibos tea is rich in many mineral contents such as iron, calcium, potassium, copper, manganese, zinc, magnesium.

  1. Anti-inflammatory
  2. Relieves Hypertension
  3. Aids the Respiratory System
  4. Good for the Bones and Teeth
  5. Boosts the Digestive Tract
  6. Promotes Healthy Hair
  7. Improves Blood Circulation

Benefits of Hibiscus tea:

  1. Lowers Cholesterol Levels
  2. Brings Down Blood Sugar Levels
  3. Treats Depression
  4. Aids Digestion
  5. Body Coolant
  6. Keeps Your Liver Healthy
  7. Weight Management
  8. Anti-Aging
  9. Rich In Vitamin C
Brewing Sun Tea

Brewing Sun Tea

Sun Tea Ingredients

Sun Tea Ingredients

Sun Tea from above

Sun Tea from above

Sun Tea and Barefoot

Sun Tea and Barefoot

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Making Sun Tea is fun and a beautiful routine to get into. If the sun is out. Grab a glass jar, pop in some tea bags, lemon and mint and leave the jar in the sun for about two hours. Serve warm or over ice. Delicious!

How to make Sun Tea
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time30 minsTotal Time30 mins
 3 Rooibos tea bags
 2 Hibiscus Yogi tea bags
 2 l Water
 3 Slices of lemon
 2 Springs of mint
1

Get yourself a glass jar. Wash it properly, so that no bacteria can form in the sun.

2

Add water in the glass jar.

3

Add your tea bags (depending on the size of the jar) - one tea bag for every 250ml about.

4

Add lemon slices and mint leaves.

5

Close the glass jar and let it sit in a sunny spot outside for about 2 hours. Serve and enjoy.

Ingredients

 3 Rooibos tea bags
 2 Hibiscus Yogi tea bags
 2 l Water
 3 Slices of lemon
 2 Springs of mint

Directions

1

Get yourself a glass jar. Wash it properly, so that no bacteria can form in the sun.

2

Add water in the glass jar.

3

Add your tea bags (depending on the size of the jar) - one tea bag for every 250ml about.

4

Add lemon slices and mint leaves.

5

Close the glass jar and let it sit in a sunny spot outside for about 2 hours. Serve and enjoy.

Sun Tea

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    Mary
    September 15, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    Wow, it’s my first time to hear about sun tea! Looks delicious! Also, I love that you do earthing/grounding. I will try this. 🙂

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    Juliette | Namastay Traveling
    September 16, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    I’ve never heard of this! And I’m a tea enthusiast! Excited to try this recipe out, it should be perfect for the cooler days of fall 🙂

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    Nisha
    September 16, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    That’s a very cool recipe actually . Never heard of sun tea before 🙂

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    Leslie A Krongold
    September 16, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    I love tea — caffeinated and herbal. I’ll have to try to make sun tea some time…but I’m getting ready for hot tea so it may be for next summer. Take care!

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    Leslie Krongold
    September 16, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    I love tea — caffeinated and herbal. I’ll have to try making sun tea some time but it may not be till next summer ’cause I’m nearly ready for some hot tea. Take Care!

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    Iram
    September 16, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Sun tea. .it’s a nice concept…hearing it for the first time and being a tea lover I am already feeling in love with this Sun tea. I will try it for sure.
    Thanks for sharing this 🙂

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    Keli
    September 16, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    I’ve always wanted to make sun tea and this looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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    Megan
    September 16, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    Thank you for sharing the different benefits of the teas. I did not know that they could help with so many different ailments.

  • Reply
    Amanda
    September 16, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    This is amazing! Thanks so much for this, I love tea so I’m definitely giving it a try!☺️

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    Herlina Kwee
    September 17, 2017 at 12:21 am

    Ah yes, I was wondering if the concept of making sun tea is the same as cold infusion. I have heard that making tea by cold infusion (instead of boiling water) is more beneficial because less volatile oils (ex. tannis – that make teas bitter) are extracted. Just looked up another article about it. They’re the same concept. Pretty cool. Plus side, I live in a tropical country, so I can make sun tea all year long 😉

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    Amanda
    September 17, 2017 at 2:40 am

    This is awesome! I love tea so I will definitely be trying this!☺️

  • Reply
    Bonnie
    September 17, 2017 at 3:38 am

    My grandmother used to this. If you go on You Tube and look up Lipton Tea commercials you will see this.

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    Sandy Femmasonry
    September 18, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    This is sooooo for me! I am so obsessed about interesting types of tea

  • Reply
    Ann
    September 19, 2017 at 5:59 am

    Hi Carolyn! We nominated you for the 2017 Blogger Recognition Award. Congratulations!!! You can check the article here: http://www.yamventures.com/nominated-blogger-recognition-award-2017/ Thank you and keep on doing what you love!

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      Gypsy
      September 21, 2017 at 6:45 am

      Thank you so much Ann!! Whoop-Whoop! 😀

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