A classic summertime drink: iced tea brewed by the sun and flavored with fresh mint and orange slices.
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How To Make Sun Tea
Sticking with the beverage healthy hacks theme (last week it was Easy Summertime Sangria – 3 Ways), I thought I’d repost one of my favorite drinks to make in the summer.
Growing up, my mom often made sun tea but I was ho-hum about iced tea in general back then. But around my senior year in high school, I clearly remember having the most amazing iced tea at my best friend’s house.
Her mom would make basic Lipton iced tea and would add a few splashes of orange juice, orange slices and fresh mint from her garden. It was divine.How To Make Sun Tea via @tspbasil #healthykitchenhacks Click To Tweet
Fast forward to about five years ago: I gave up diet soda for good and started drinking unsweetened iced tea instead when eating out. But for some reason, I didn’t make it at home.
That is until a few years ago when the first hint of warmer weather hit and on a whim, I decided to make some sun tea. With fresh mint and orange slices naturally.
It’s now one of my go-to summer drinks. I even make it when I’m down the shore on vacation (aka East coast talk for going to the beach.)
The hardest part about this recipe? Remembering to bring the tea inside. (Seriously, I set a timer on my phone otherwise that pitcher would be out there all night.)Print
Here are the next iced tea/tea cooler recipes I want to try to out:
Mango Pineapple Sun Tea – Jen @Nourished Simply
Chocolate Earl Grey Tea Freeze – Nancy @Kindred Kitchen
Citrus Spiked Chai Sun Tea – Anne @Craving Something Healthy
Do you like iced tea? What are your favorite flavors?