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    Iced Sun Tea

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    3 hrs 5 mins

    5 mins

    3 hrs

    Sue Lau's Note:

    I find most recipes for sun tea to be weak and tasteless. I like this recipe and usually drink tons of it in warm weather.

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    • 6 small orange pekoe and black tea bags
    • 3 small flavored herbal tea bags (fruit, rose hip or hibiscus flower are great)
    • 1/2 fresh lemon (optional)
    • 1/2 fresh lime (optional)
    • honey, amount to taste (optional)


    1. 1
      Remove any tags from the tea bags (prevents dye from leeching into the tea) and place them in the bottom of a clear, glass, 1/2 gallon pitcher.
    2. 2
      Fill with cold water , add lemon and lime and cover with plastic wrap or lid (keeps gnats and other creepies out).
    3. 3
      Place outdoors in the sun (can do out of the sun as well, but takes just a bit longer).
    4. 4
      Allow to brew for 5-6 hours or until it is as dark as you like (warmer weather brews it faster).
    5. 5
      Remove tea bags and fruit and serve tea over ice, sweetened with honey if desired (mix it in while tea is warm).
    6. 6
      Tea will keep about 6 hours, after which the quality decreases rapidly.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 08, 2009


      A Great idea and it worked! I am not an expert on iced tea, but I DO like strong tea, and on that score this tea hit the spot. I added some honey and also a mint sprig too - next time I might add a little lemonade syrup for a bit more flavour, I did add some lemon juice but it was a little lost - however, this was a refreshing drink that I enjoyed! Made for the summer comfort cafe - thanks Sue! FT:-)

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    • on July 10, 2008


      The absolute best. Made this last fall for my anniversary dinner and it was a crowd pleaser!!! This summer, my son and my husband asked for it again. I can't keep it in the fridge! My changes: my garden is filled with peppermint, so I stuff 48 oz mason jars with 4-6 fresh mint stalks, and the herbal teas you mentioned. The aroma is tantalizing. It's our exclusive summer drink, it's extremely refreshing, guaranteed!

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    Nutritional Facts for Iced Sun Tea

    Serving Size: 1 (19 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 0.0
    Calories from Fat 0
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 0.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 0.0 g

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