Easy Peasy Homemade Sun Tea

September 7, 2014

 
Okay, I know all of blogland has gone bee-wees for fall, but let's be honest.

In some parts of the country, no matter what the calendar says,
it's still going to FEEL like summer.

If this sounds even vaguely familiar to you, then read on.


I've always been a tea drinker, plain and simple. Earl Grey, if you must know. And in winter I love a mean vanilla caramel tea.  But in the summer, I love plain old sun tea. That's right. Just throw some tea bags into a pitcher of water, set it outside in the morning to heat up, and enjoy it's deep tea flavor just a few hours later. I love it so much that I thought I'd share my recipe with you today!

Charm Bracelet Diva{at Home}'s
Sun Tea Recipe

INGREDIENTS

 
one large Luzianne (or your favorite) FAMILY SIZE tea bag
one regular sized Earl Grey tea bag
one Lipton Bavarian Wild Berry tea bag

Optional: lemon, sugar or sugar substitute

 


Place all three tea bags into a 2 quart pitcher full of water.
 
Make sure there's a lid and/or saran wrap over the top of the pitcher,
to avoid attracting bees and other flying vermin.
 
Set the pitcher outside, on your patio or deck or back porch steps
IN THE SUN. 

Let it steep until it's the perfect color for your taste.
 Then pour over ice with some sugar and a slice of lemon
and
ENJOY.
 

along with modern milk glass 
(that matches the milk glass pitcher I wrote about here
make the perfect serveware.
 
Don't you think?
 
 
 
 
 
 
Isn't the spoon darling?
 
 
 I always use lemons and a little Splenda.



Perfection.

What's your favorite warm weather drink?
 
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Leave a Comment!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Yum! Looks and sounds so refreshing.
Thanks for sharing.
Found the bottles on the side of the road? Nice find!

NanaDiana said...

I have not made that in years. I think I used to be the Sun Tea queen years ago. lol Fun to see it here. xo Diana

chateau chic said...

Iced tea used to be a staple at my house, especially during the warm months. Your photography is so pretty with those great milk bottles and pretty milk glass cream and sugar.
Mary Alice

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Kathleen, this sounds so refreshing! I love sun tea!Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

This looks so refreshing. It's still too hot here to be thinking about a warm drink for fall, so this is perfect. Love your roadside finds too. Thanks for sharing Kathleen.

must love junk said...

OH, I love me some sweet tea! We make a lot of fresh lemonade through the summer, too.
Your photos are gorgeous! Makes me wanna come join you for a glass :)
Susan

The Charm of Home said...

Sun tea sounds fabulous! It is getting cooler here and yes, I am guilty for falling for fall early! It is just such a short season! LOL!
Sherry

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

I would have never thought about letting the sun heat the water. I should definitely try this. Temperatures here are still upper 80's and 90's

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wait a minute, you found those bottles on the side of the road...Jealous! Your Tea sounds perfect. You are right...We still have about 2 months of summer left here in Orlando

Carol

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