Sunsational Sun-Brewed Iced Tea

Total Time
4hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 4 hrs

A wonderful sun iced tea recipe I got from Good Housekeeping magazine.


  1. Place 2 quarts water in a large clear pitcher.
  2. Add 6 large mint sprigs, crushed.
  3. Add 1/4 cup sugar.
  4. Add 6-7 tea bags.
  5. Cover pitcher and let stand in sun 2 to 4 hours.
  6. Remove tea bags.
  7. Serve over ice, garnished with additional mint sprigs, if desired.
  8. Refrigerate tea up to 3 days, if it lasts that long.


Most Helpful

This was a great change from the tea made in the coffee maker. A bit less tea tartness and the hint of mint was nice.

Hill Family June 22, 2009

This is a lovely idea for iced tea. I must admit I was concerned about whether it would work in the partial sunshine we had today in England. But it did! I added a little Splenda after brewing as my other half likes it sweet! Thanks for a keeper! Made for Please Review My Recipe.

Shuzbud April 18, 2009

This was so refreshing!! Had this on a hot humid day and it did the trick!! Have a large mint patch in my backyard - so used a couple of sprigs - and loved it in this iced tea!! Thanks Lainey! :)

Redsie July 24, 2008

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