When I think of summer time, I think of long sunny days. Living in Arizona, I think of long sunny REALLY HOT days lol.
But what’s great about these summer days is they are perfect for making sun tea. One of my favorite drinks to sip during these blazing hot days. I remember my mom making sun tea when I was a kid, and now I have a husband who requests this sun tea constantly.
My daughters enjoy this tea too. So you could say it’s husband and kid approved. However I don’t let my kids drink too much of it because of the caffeine. They have enough energy!
Now let’s make some of Mama’s Summer Sun Tea!
WHAT YOU NEED:
A large glass jar or pitcher that can hold 14 1/2 cups of water
4 teabags of Lipton- iced tea 100% natural specially blended for ice tea (24 family size tea bags)
1 cup of sugar (not Splenda or any “healthy sugar”, just sugar!)
Fill up a large GLASS jar with lid of 14 1/2 cups of water. Then place outside all day in direct sunlight. I typically leave my jar out from 10am to 7pm. Remove tea bags, and add 1 cup of sugar into tea and mix. Let chill overnight, THEN ENJOY!
You can even get more creative and add sliced lemons, fresh raspberries, or peaches to the tea. You can leave it unsweetened too if you prefer. This is the way we enjoy it and it’s always a treat!
Hope you enjoy! Let me know how you like it!