One of my favorite summer drinks is sun tea. It’s so easy to make and even more refreshing. Since I’m still battling the mint take over, I thought I could combine my favorite flavors. Out of it came Strawberry Mint Sun Tea.
When I first got my house, my grandpa gave my my grandma’s sun tea container. It felt like such an honor. I usually put iced tea in there when I make it. Now it feels like when I make sun tea, I can connect with her.
Even though I used a different container for this batch (thanks toddler and dog!), it was magical seeing the transformation. Mila loved it too.
Here’s what we used for our Strawberry Mint Sun Tea:
- Big glass jar with a tight lid
- Tea bags
- A sunny day
Obviously I didn’t put specific amounts for the ingredients. There’s a reason why (there’s always a reason).
The size of your jar or container determines what you’ll need. I personally used six tea bags and then just eyeballed the strawberries and mint. Maybe around seven strawberries and a handful or two of mint!
It’s all about preference! But, I made a l it take cheat sheet in case you’d like some guidance.
The first thing you need for sun tea is a sunny day! With summer coming up, you’ll have no issues with that.
Honestly, all you have to do is fill up your container. Then, put all the ingredients in. We mixed it around to activate the mint leaves, but it’s not needed!
Once every thing is in there, shut the lid and stick it outside.
It’s truly that simple.
We let it stay outside for around seven hours. I could tell it was time to take it in by the color of the water. Again, this is all about preference and what you like in a tea.
To serve, I strained the strawberries, but let the mint leaves come through over a small jar of ice.
It was so refreshing. The mint made it taste so cooling.
Although it didn’t need sugar, Mila asked for it to be a little sweeter. So, you can add sugar if you’d please. Again, tea is all about how your taste buds like it!
Sun tea is so fun to make and your kids will constantly be checking the water. It’s like a little science experiment.
We’ll be making another batch of sun tea soon enough!
What’s your favorite thing to add to tea?
While you’re at it, check out these other amazing iced tea recipes!