Sun Brewed Summer

February 25, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Tasty Tips


It's the perfect time of year to grill out, have friends and family over, and relax in the summer sun. As hosts, we love to do those little things that make moments and event special and exciting: balloons, ribbon, homemade treats; oh yeah, homemade treats. One of the little treats I love to do is Sun Brewed Summer Tea. I am a tea lover and my husband isn't. That's okay, more for me!

This is super simple and fun to do, especially if you are having a summer wedding, have kids or if you don't have time or the equipment to brew a large batch. If you do decide to do this for a wedding, consider getting a self dispensing jar plus at least 5 extra gallons.

Let's get Brewing.

  • First find a large jar.
    • I cleaned out a super large pickle jar from a surplus store.
  • Fill the Jar with water.
    • You can use tap, filtered, or bottled, and hot or cold.
  • Open at least 10 tea bags for a light flavor tea
    • 20 bags will produce a very VERY strong tea flavor.
  • After all of the tea bags are opened, collect all the tags and tie them into a knot.
  • Place the tea bags into the jar of water and close the jar.
  • CAREFULLY carry the jar outside and place it in the Sun. The sun will do the work.
    • I let mine sit for at least 4 hours FULL sun.
  • Once you are ready remove the tea bags, add a sweetener/flavors you desire and stir.
  • Pour over ice and enjoy!
    • This is where a self dispensing container is helpful. I used a spoon.
  • Many people say they can taste a difference. I personally think there is a slight flavor peak, and let's admit it, it's just fun and nostalgic, and I'm all about nostalgia.



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