Cutting back on caffeine has been difficult. While organizing my pantry, I ended up with a few extra half gallon mason jars. I had an urge to make sun tea. I have never had sun tea and have definitely never made it before. It’s such a simple recipe—some quick searching for recipes led to this.
My version will use herbal tea sachets so it’s not caffeinated, but you can easily swap this out for black tea, which I believe is the traditional type used for sun tea. The sweetness of this batch comes from some local honey given to me by a neighbor.
The herbal tea I used:
Teavana Peach Tranquility, Herbal Tea With Chamomile and Notes of Citrus, 60 Count (4 packs of 15 sachets)
- Yield: 1/2 gallon
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
Peach herbal sun tea
This refreshing beverage is a cooling peach with a rich, golden flavor from the sun.
- Teavana Peach Tranquility Herbal Tea - 4 sachets
- Cold Water - 1/2 gallon
- Local Honey - 2 tablespoons
- Remove strings and paper tags from tea sachets.
- Combine sachets with cold water in a large mason jar—I used a half gallon size.
- Place a lid on the jar and put in direct sunlight for three hours.
- After three hours and while the mixture is still warm, remove the sachets and mix in 2 tablespoons of honey. Reseal and shake.
- Allow to chill in the refrigerator before serving over ice.
Please try it and let me know what you think.