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Weekend Well-Being: Make Sun Tea

The weekend for me is a relaxing time to spend with my family, doing little special things we don't usually have time for during our busy week. This weekend, now that the sun is shining, I'm going to harness the power to make something special - I'm making Sun Tea.

We all know the health benefits of tea, so here is an easy way to brew a simple cup of tea.

What you'll need:

  • a glass pitcher or jar
  • lid, plastic wrap or paper towel to cover the pitcher
  • water
  • tea bags herbal, black or green (my favorite one to use is made by Tazo called Passion)
  • a safe sunny spot where the pitcher wont' be knocked over
  • ice cubes
  • slices of lemon wedges (these are optional, but so good in iced tea)

Want to know what to do? Then

  1. Fill the glass pitcher with water.
  2. Place 5-6 tea bags in the water and cover the opening to keep bugs and pollen out.
  3. Place the pitcher in a sunny spot, so the tea can steep in the warmth of the sun for a few hours. Keep an eye on your tea - you may need to relocate it since the sun moves during the day.
  4. Once your tea gets pretty dark, pour it in a glass filled with ice. Garnish with a slice of lemon and enjoy a delicious glass of iced sun tea.

Fit's Tips: When making herbal sun tea, I like throwing in a mix of flavors, so I add peppermint or lemon to my Passion tea. I encourage you to experiment with different tea blends and create a variety - one to suit every mood.

If you are looking for a real sun tea jar, check this one out:







This 100 oz Sun Tea Jar called the "Verona" is made out of 100% recycled glass, and has a glass lid and handy brass twist spigot so you can easily pour your tea. It measures 13" high and 6" wide at the base. You can get one from Prettywood Tea for $39.95. It's great for lemonade too.






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SU3 SU3 9 years
Ooh! I ♥ Tazo passion tea! :D
AucuneRancune AucuneRancune 9 years
My sister used to make sun tea, though I never tried it. I'm wondering what the difference is... how does it tasted different and what makes it so good?
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
LOVE sun tea.
Beautifulbarbie Beautifulbarbie 9 years
I have made it, but my husband does not care for tea.
nessabum nessabum 9 years
tazo makes great tea and passion is one of my favourites!
tchotchke tchotchke 9 years
i LOVE tazo passion tea! it's so good iced!
sweetrae80 sweetrae80 9 years
sun tea is sooo fabulous!
onesweetpotato onesweetpotato 9 years
I love tea...especially Tazo, but want to make sure your readers are safe when they drink tea! You MUST include a kill-step and apply heat when brewing tea. The sun doesn't generate enough heat to kill the bacteria or other pests that might be lingering in the tea. Get it hot before you put it out into the sun and save yourself the chance you might get sick....cheers!
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