I am often reminded that the simplest recipes are the best. This Raspberry Sun Tea recipe is so easy that I hesitate to call it a recipe, but we all start somewhere and if you don’t know how to make sun tea (sweet or unsweet!) you can learn today!
Iced tea in the summer makes me think of my parents house, they are always well-stocked on a variety of iced tea. I love the way it makes ice crackle as you pour it in the glass.
This Raspberry Sun Tea is perfect for a hot summer day. It pairs well with porch sitting, freshly mown grass, and kids running in the sprinkler.
What is sun tea?
Making sun tea is really very simple. It involves using the warmth of the sun to heat the tea instead of boiling water. This takes a bit longer, but produces a really amazing flavor.
How to make sun tea
Sun tea is so easy to make like I said earlier, it almost seems silly to call it a recipe. You place tea bags in a one gallon clear container and let it sit in the sun for 3-4 hours (near a window works well!)
Then place in the refrigerator to cool and enjoy with ice.
You don’t need a fancy container to make your sun tea, but these are some great options.
Sun Tea Fixins
- Sun Tea Beverage Dispenser — This is a classic and is perfect for easy pouring for a crowd
- Sun Tea Pitcher — A simple option that is a step up from your classic plastic pitcher.I love the lines for easy measuring.
- Strawberry Dispenser — It’s kitschy and cute and I love it so much!
- These spherical ice cubes are a fancy edition to your tea making game According to reviews they keep your beverage extra cool longer!
- Mason jar glasses — I love them because they are sturdy, easy to grasp, and hold a lot of liquid. And I don’t cry if one breaks.
How to Make Flavored Sun Tea
You can make any kind of flavored sun tea (like this Raspberry Sun Tea) by adding two bags of flavored tea to your 6 regular black tea bags. You need 8 tea bags total. You can add more of the flavored tea if you like it stronger but I prefer the 2/6 ratio!
Here are some tea flavors we love in sun tea!
- Pure Peppermint
- Blueberry Herbal
- You can always get a big sampler pack and play around to find your favorite flavor!
- This recipe uses Raspberry Zinger tea! So refreshing!
Raspberry Sun Tea
- 6 bags black tea
- 2 bags raspberry tea, I used Celestial Seasoning's Raspberry Zinger tea
- 1 Gallon pitcher of water
- Place all the tea bags into a gallon of water, thoroughly wetting the tea bags and leaving the strings out, if there are any.
- Place in sunny spot for 3-5 hours. Chill or serve immediately over ice.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 16 ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 23Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 0g
How to Make Sweetened Sun Tea
I prefer my tea unsweet, but I happened to marry a man who loves sweet tea. He doesn’t like to much “messing” with his tea, so I always make his plain, but if you want to make this raspberry tea sweet here’s how you would do that:
- Add 1 cup sugar in 2 cups boiling water.
- Stir until sugar is totally dissolved.
- Place liquid sugar concentrate into the bottom of the sun tea container. Add water and tea bags.
- Let sit in sun 3-5 hours.
Making it sweet is a little bit more complicated than the super-easy unsweet sun tea, but still not hard at all, especially if you love someone who loves sweet tea.
Love conquerors all.
Even the gap between the sweet and unsweet tea lovers.
Hope you all enjoy sitting down with this delicious raspberry sun tea! I
Other Delicious Summer Recipes You May Enjoy:
- The Best Classic Hamburger Patty Recipe
- Honey Lime Fruit Salad
- Easy Strawberry Shortcake
- Basil Ginger Lemonade
Thanks, as always, for reading! Enjoy your day!
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