Sun teas are new to me. I love the whole idea of them. Maybe you’ve tried them before? They are basically solar powered tea!
I’ve mentioned peppermint tea a couple of times recently in my blog posts, including this week when we looked at different ways to add peppermint to your diet.
So how about trying peppermint sun tea. Here’s how you make it.
Peppermint Sun Tea
- Choose a large mason jar and place a few stems of fresh peppermint in it.
- Fill it with water.
- Place the lid on the mason jar, and tighten.
- Put the jar outside in the sunshine and leave it there all day.
- In the evening, strain out the peppermint and you’ll be left with a delicious peppermint sun tea. Enjoy that evening at that ambient temperature or you can add some ice to cool it if you prefer.
The solar energy converts the heat of the day into a subtle but strong tea. The whole ritual of its preparation is part of the enjoyment too.
Sun tea has a gentler taste than tea made with boiling water. It is invigorating. A perfect end to a warm day.
While the afternoons are still warm, give it a try. If you don’t have peppermint growing in your gardens, other herbs will work too. Good idea to wash the herbs first. Let me know what you think.