Sun Tea Recipe for Hot, Sunny Days

Sun Tea Recipe for Hot, Sunny Days

The weather is getting warmer and one of my favorite beverages to enjoy while basking in the warm sun is Sun Tea. It’s called Sun Tea because all you need are a few ingredients and the sun to make it. It’s easy to make and the flavor is powerful. On mornings I know the weather is going to be incredible I prepare this drink and carry on preparing for my day while the tea is steeping. Typically, when I make this drink I plan on either having a refreshing summer salad or going the complete opposite and putting something on the grill. There are tons of Sun Tea recipes, but I thought I’d share my favorite Sun Tea recipe.


  • 8-12 tea bags (depending on how strong you like your tea)
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Sugar or honey (optional)
  • Lemon (optional)
  • 1 gallon of water


  1. Place the tea bags and mint in bottom of a large pitcher. Slowly fill with water.
  2. Cover the pitcher and place outside for at least 4 hours on a sunny or warm day.
  3. Bring inside and strain tea. Add sugar, honey or lemon if desired. Serve with ice and enjoy.

The sun is shining and that means it's time for Sun Tea. Donneshia Johnson explains her favorite recipe in today's blog.