Chocolate Mint Sun Tea Instructions

Sun Tea: Two Ways | Hundreds of Possibilities!

Sun tea is just about the most simple way to make a summer beverage. Infuse water with flavor in two ways: fresh tea and dried tea. Once you know the steps to making sun tea, the flavor is all up to you and the possibilities are endless!How to make herbal sun tea

Fresh Tea

If it’s sunny and you have a bunch of extra herbs, why not make sun tea?  Simply snip and wash fresh garden herbs like mint, lemon balm, chamomile and chocolate mint (my all-time fave), and then pack loosely in a jar.  Fill with water and leave in the sun for the day.  After 6-8 hours, strain the herbs from the tea and compost them. Sweeten tea if desired and serve over ice. Store in the fridge for up to a week.

Sun Tea is a refreshing summer beverage straight from the herb garden.

Dried Tea

This method is even more simple than fresh tea (if you can imagine that!). Add 4-6 tea bags to a 1 quart mason jar, screw on the lid, and set out in the sun. I use some of my favorite teas such as white tea with mint, fennel, ginger, and rooibos. Easy Sun TeaRooibos Sun Tea Recipe

You might like to try your hand at growing a herbal tea garden , or for even more refreshing summertime sips check out this rhubarb lemonade and how to make perfect edible flower ice cubes.

About the Author : Stephanie Rose

A city girl who learned to garden and it changed everything. Author, artist, Master Gardener. Better living through plants.

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  1. Laura
    LauraAugust 19,10

    A friend was doing this the other day when I came over to her house. Looks good!

  2. gillian
    gillianAugust 19,10

    Oh I remember doing this in the seventies!

  3. bhawna
    bhawnaSeptember 11,13

    good one…
    when you keep the bottle over wooden plank (raw wood)…than the water also retains the good properties of sunlight – from sun/color therapy references..
    ans based on color of glass bottle used the water can be used to treat different ailments..

  4. Faith Bokros
    Faith BokrosJune 24,15

    Stephanie what are some of your favorite sun tea combinations to make besides the ones you have above? I can’t drink Caffeinated drinks so know about rooibos. I love them and have fresh mint and lemon balm in my yard. Plus peppermint. What do you suggest for putting things together. Don’t want to waste some if it’s not good.. Thanks

  5. Hil
    HilAugust 25,16

    I have always wanted to try this! It looks so easy. I don’t think I have a mason jar though so I may have to improvise.

  6. Amanda @ The Kolb Corner
    Amanda @ The Kolb CornerAugust 27,16

    My mom always made sun tea while I was growing up. This brings back memories! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!!

  7. Crystal Green
    Crystal GreenAugust 27,16

    I have never had sun tea or even heard of it before now, but it sure does look good. Judging from the comments you’re not the only one who sees the benefit in making it.

    Thank you for sharing this with us on the #HomeMattersParty. We hope to see you again when we open our doors on Friday at 12AM EST.

  8. Laura | Food Fun Family
    Laura | Food Fun FamilyAugust 29,16

    Neat idea! Thanks for sharing with the Delicious Dishes Recipe party this week!

  9. Sharon
    SharonNovember 15,16

    So natural, so easy…sun tea is a new idea for me but it’s so cool. I love who you make it in glass, like it’s rustic.

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