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How to Make Sun Tea

We'll show you how to brew your own fruit and herb infused sun tea, the perfect (no sugar!) drink for the dog days of summer.
Prep Time10 mins
Rest Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Drinks
Keyword: sun tea
Yield: 4
Author: Stephanie Pollard
Cost: $10


  • 2-quart glass jar with lid


  • 2 tea bags green, black, herbal, etc.
  • 4 cups distilled water
  • Fresh fruit and herbs. My favorite combinations are: peach + thyme strawberry + mint, pear + rosemary
  • Honey optional to taste
  • Ice Cubes


  • Place tea bags in a clean glass jar. If your tea bags have the paper tags, leave those draped over the outside of the jar. Add the filtered water, fresh fruit and herbs.
  • Screw on the lid, place the jar on a bright windowsill and let sit for up to 3 hours.
  • Strain the solids from the tea. Add honey to taste, then serve over ice with extra fruit and herbs as garnish.



Don’t leave your tea sitting out on the counter for more than three hours before transferring it to the refrigerator. If you’re worried about bacteria, don’t place your tea in the sun at all, just let it steep on the kitchen counter or even in the fridge.
Refrigerate any leftover sun tea and use within 2 days.