Recipe: Mint Sun Tea

Herbal and spiced teas
September 01, 2011

Sun tea -a recipe from Native Americans- is an alternative way to prepare tea without boiling the water but using the sun's heat instead.

White MintI harvested a bunch of white mint in the morning, and let it several hours in the sun. We enjoyed this extraordinary tea, warm, strong and refreshing.

Mint Sun Tea

White Mint Sun Tea

Place a bunch of white mint (or fresh mint of your choice) in one liter of water.
Expose the container to the direct sun and let steep for about four-five hours.

The sun tea can be drunk immediately when ready (it will be pleasantly warm), with or without sugar, or can be put in the refrigerator and consumed within 24 hours.
Every tea or herbal tea can be prepared as a sun tea without boiling water.

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Author: Fragoliva (URL)

Grazie di aver partecipato alla nostra settimana del WHB, con questa ricetta veramente originale. ed anche oggi abbiamo imparato una cosa nuova :-D

Author: Susan (URL)

What a clever idea, Graziana. I would love to try this on my windowsill. And mint is such a refreshing brew during the summer. Thank you for your WHB recipe!

Author: Simona (URL)

Your post brings back two sets of memories. 1. A friend of ours used to make sun tea in the summer and it s from him that I first heard about it. 2. Moroccan mint tea. Your mints looks gorgeous.

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