How to Make Sun Tea

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Sun Tea is one of my favorite summer drinks. Usually I’m not breaking out the sun tea jar until June, but lucky for me, we moved to the desert. And now, here in April, I’m filling our jar and enjoying the fantastic flavors of my sun brewed tea.

This is a super easy recipe…so easy I probably shouldn’t be labeling it a recipe. But it is a favorite in our house, and I can’t help but to share it with all of you.


Sun Tea
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  • 6 tea bags
  • 3 quarts water
  • Lemon wedges (optional)
  1. Fill a 3 quart jar with water.
  2. Add the tea bags and seal the lid.
  3. Place outside early in the morning.
  4. Allow to brew throughout the day.
  5. Bring inside once tea has reached your desired strength.
  6. Chill in the refrigerator.
  7. Serve in a cold glass with fresh lemon wedges.


It’s that easy! I have a large, old pickle jar I use for making sun tea. For tea on the go, I’ve been using the bottles from this post to pack chilled sun tea in our lunches.

I believe that everyone has a perfect summer drink . Whether it be lemonade, water, whiskey, or beer, we all have a beverage we turn to as the days get hot. Around here we sip on a tall glass of sun tea with a fresh wedge of lemon while the desert sun melts the day away. What’s your favorite summer time drink?



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