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How to make Sun Tea…guest writer Linda of Natural Suburbia

Well hello everyone!  With summer upon us and the latest issue of Rhythm of the Home in full effect, it is time to begin the summer season here on the blog as well.
And what is summer with out a batch of summer tea?

I have been in a pickle over what to do with all of the mint that runs rampant in our perennial garden ( it’s insane! ).  Luckily, I just happened to find this post in the archives of Linda’s blog and was so happy that I did….BINGO!

I love mint, I love tea, I love sun, I love honey.

I love sun tea with honey!

A bit about Linda…

I am a homeschooling mother of four amazing little souls, we live in South Africa.  I love teaching my children and learning beside them each day.  My children are my inspiration… and this inspiration led to my Etsy shop and also our blog, which is a visual diary of our family’s journey.

How to make Sun Tea

We are in our last week of our first Botany block this week and we decided to make a sun tea to enjoy…
We collected some Mint leaves and added them to a glass jar of water. The glass jar is then placed in direct sunlight for the majority of the day and the hot sun brews your lovely mint leaves into a wonderful mint tea.
After the tea had finished brewing, we poured some into tea cups and stirred with honey spoons to sweeten, it actually also tastes quite good without being sweetened. You can also just add a little honey.

Kye enjoying his mint tea, ( I think he is rather enjoying his honey spoon instead 🙂

What you need:

Large glass jar with a lid

Handful of mint leaves





Thank you so much Linda for sharing your recipe with us, I am sure that you have just inspired many a quenched thirst this summer.

To learn more about Linda, please visit her at her spaces…

Natural Suburbia

and her store


5 Comments leave one →
  1. 06.7.2010 7:37 pm

    I first heard of sun tea a couple of years ago, I really wanted to try it but had no clue how to make it. I can’t believe how simple this is! Thank you for sharing!

    Stephanie xx

  2. 06.8.2010 4:01 pm

    My mother makes it all summer long with the blossoms of the LINDEN tree. They make a really good tea and it is very healthy. She uses one of those huge jars that the large pickles come in.

  3. 06.9.2010 12:37 pm

    Looks yummy for those tea drinkers… now if only we could make SUN DIET MOUNTAIN DEW!!!!!!!!!! LOL!

  4. Jody permalink
    06.10.2010 5:14 am

    I had the most wonderful sun tea on Monday. Black birch twigs! It tastes like warm delicious birch beer. yum.


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