Sunsational Sun-Brewed Iced Tea

"A wonderful sun iced tea recipe I got from Good Housekeeping magazine."
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Ready In:
4hrs 5mins
2 quarts




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

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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! :)
  4. So quick and easy. I put this out on the back porch last night and it was done by the morning. I guess the heat from the evening made the tea brew. Anyway, love the sweetness and the hint of mint. Made for 1-2-3 Tag.
  5. This was made this morning and was ready at lunch time. The only thing I changed was adding Splenda after the tea had brewed. This tea is lightly sweet with a hint of mint.


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