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Minty Sun Tea


tea beauty

Minty Sun Tea

Okay, this isn’t really sun tea — it’s fridge tea! But “sun tea” was the term people first used when they realized you could make tea without boiling the water, just by leaving it out in the sun! It turns out it’s even better if you just put it in the refrigerator. The tea comes out great, and you never have to turn the stove on. That saves energy, which makes this a doubly green recipe! 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 hours
Servings 1 Quart

kitchen gear

  • Pitcher with lid
  • 4 glasses


  • 4 peppermint (herb) tea bags
  • 4 cups water
  • ice cubes
  • lime slices


  • Put the water and tea bags in the pitcher.
  • Refrigerate the tea at least 5 hours and up to overnight.
  • Put ice in the glasses, pour in the tea, garnish with lime slices, and serve. 
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