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Herbal Summertime Sun Tea

All you need are fresh herbs, water and sunshine—that's it! There's no real specific recipe for making sun tea other than a few of rules of thumb:

  1. Use fresh cut herbs from the garden. Be creative and combine your favourites. Give them a rough chop or toss them whole into a glass jar.
  2. Add water. The herb to water ratio is approximately three cups of herbs to 8 cups of water. Use room temperature or slightly warmed water—filtered or well water tastes best. 
  3. Cover the jar with a lid or a piece of cloth secured with an elastic and leave outside in direct sun for at a good 5-8 hours. 
  4. Strain out herbs, pour your tea into a pretty pitcher, garnish with a few edible flowers and serve over ice. Sweeten to taste with honey, if you like. Sun tea keeps for a day or so in the fridge. 

Making herbal sun tea is a lovely process that harnesses the energy of the sun and fresh herbs. Try some of the following brews:

  • Mint & lemon balm
  • Linden blossoms
  • Mint & chamomile
  • Lavender, mint & lemon slices
  • Rosemary & orange slices
  • Rose & chamomile