How Long to Steep Sun Tea
Making sun tea is a great way to make a delicious, all-natural iced tea with minimal effort. Steeping tea in the sun is not like steeping tea over the stove; there’s a completely different process that needs to be followed so you can achieve the perfect, flavorful cup of tea.
Making Sun Tea
Start by filling a glass container half-way with cold water. Place the desired amount of tea bags in the water, depending on how strong you want your tea. You can use loose tea or tea bags, depending on your preferences.
Letting the Tea Steep
Once the tea bags or loose tea is placed in the container, place the container outside in direct sunlight. Depending on the temperature and strength of the sun, this will take about 3 to 5 hours. You want to make sure that the tea is exposed to direct sunlight for at least 3 hours and no more than 5 hours.
Testing Your Tea
After 3 to 5 hours of steeping, take the tea out of direct sunlight and give it a taste to see if its ready. If not, put it back outside for another hour and try again.
Adding Sweeteners and Flavoring
Now that the tea is done steeping, you can add any additional sweetness or flavoring you want. Popular additions include honey, lemon, or any other fruit of your choice.
Making sun tea is super easy and can be an enjoyable activity to do with family or friends. Just remember, make sure you don’t steep your tea too long or else it will become bitter and unenjoyable. Enjoy!