Wondering how to make sun tea?
You have come to the right place, because our tea blog is where you will learn the best sun tea recipe there is.
Read on and find out more.
What Is Sun Tea?
Put simply, sun tea is tea that has been brewed in the sun (instead of using boiled water). It can be made with black, green, or white tea leaves, and it is a popular way to drink tea during the summer months.
The main benefit of making sun tea is that you don’t have to use any hot water, so it’s perfect for those days when it’s too hot to cook.
How to Make Sun Tea (EASY Sun Tea Recipe)
Brewing sun tea is really easy – all you need is some fresh or dry tea leaves, cold water, and a jar or pitcher.
Here’s how to do it:
1. Fill a jar or pitcher with cold water.
2. Add 1-2 tablespoons of fresh or dry tea leaves per cup of water. You can also use tea bags (and in this case, you would need about 2 teabags per cup of water).
3. Place the jar or pitcher in direct sunlight.
4. Allow the tea to brew for 2-4 hours, or until it reaches the desired strength.
5. Strain and serve over ice.
You can also make sun tea using iced tea bags. Also, we definitely encourage you to experiment with how concentrated you like your tea to be (e.g. you might want to add more or less actual to your brew).
Sun tea is best consumed within a few hours of brewing, so it’s best to drink it immediately after straining. However, if you have leftovers, you can store them in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
Sun Tea vs Iced Tea
So, is sun tea the same as iced tea?
The answer is no – while both are cold teas, sun tea is brewed in the sun, while iced tea is brewed using hot water and then chilled.
Sun tea has a slightly different flavor profile than iced tea, and most people find that it’s a bit more refreshing.
Is Sun Tea Healthy for You?
There are some potential health benefits of drinking sun tea. Just like "normal" tea, sun tea is a good source of antioxidants, and it can help boost your immune system. It’s also a great way to hydrate your body, especially during the summer months.
Furthermore, tea is a source of tranquility and relaxation -- so if you have issues managing stress, turning to tea drinking will definitely help.
The only thing to be aware of is that brewed tea (including sun tea) contains caffeine, so if you’re trying to avoid caffeine, you might want to stick to iced tea instead.
We hope you have found this article on how to make sun tea helpful! Feel free to reach out should you have any questions -- and, of course, check other articles on our blog to learn more about the marvels of the tea world.