Fun Food Fridays: Sun Tea

This is a no-fuss, go-hiking-come-back-and-it’s-done drink. There are no fancy brewing techniques or equipment needed and it can be done with herbal, caffeinated or decaf tea. For a more flavorful tea, use 2 herbal teabags (same flavor) and 2-3 black tea teabags.

Sun Tea

Sun tea brewing.


  • 1-gallon jar (glass is best, but plastic works) with a lid
  • 4-6 teabags, to taste
  • Lemon
  • Sugar

Fill the gallon jar 3/4 of the way full with clean, cold water. Hang the tea bags into the jar with the tags on the outside of the jar. Screw the lid on to keep the tea bags in place.

Place in a sunny location until tea is steeped to taste. If it isn’t very sunny out it will take longer for the water to heat and longer for the tea to brew. Sun tea can be made any time of year though!

Remove the tea bags when brewed since leaving them in can make the tea very bitter.

Serve over ice with lemon and or sugar.

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