It’s been a while since I added a sun tea recipe, so I thought I’d share a simple one I made yesterday. I knew I was going to want something cold and refreshing to drink when I got home from an extended walk, so I made this in the morning, let it sit on the windowsill while I got ready for my day and, before leaving the house, put it in the refrigerator.
At first I wasn’t sure about mixing lemon with the mint tea, but I was working with only a few food and drink items to get me through the day, so I thought I’d give it a try.
I’m glad I did.
1 quart filtered water
2 organic mint tea bags
1 lemon slice
- Fill a quart size canning jar with filtered water.
- Place two organic mint tea bags into the jar, leaving the string and tags hanging over the outside while screwing the lid and ring onthe jar.
- Set on a windowsill, or on the porch, until the tea has a chance to mingle with the water well.
- Put the jar in the refrigerator until cold.
- When ready to serve, rinse a lemon well and cut a slice off.
- Put the lemon slice in a glass, squeezing some of the juice out.
- Pour the mint sun tea over the lemon.
- I save money by not drinking the tea all the time, so I can have organic. This is a real treat for me because of its superior taste.
- Lemons are inexpensive, but you can save money by buying extra when on sale.
- Add mint leaves as a garnish if you have some on hand.
- Try slices of other citrus fruits, such as oranges.
- Great served at breakfast, especially on hot days when you want something cold to drink.