5.10.13
Make This Fresh Mint + Citrus Sun Tea

Put all of those mason jars you’ve been hoarding to good use and make some of the best iced tea you’ve ever tasted. We love the idea of creating small batches of fresh mint or classic black tea with only the sunlight on your own back porch. Making sun tea requires just a few simple ingredients, but it’s important to follow all of the instructions to make the tea safely and well!

Make your own version of this tea and share your delicious results with us on Instagram: tag us @thechalkboardmag and let us see all that mint and lemon put to good use!

  • Fresh Mint and Citrus Sun Tea

  • What you'll need

    A glass jar with a lid - 24-oz. mason jars work well
    Organic lemons
    Tea bags of your choice
    Fresh mint
    Distilled water

  • Instructions

    Sterilize your jar by washing thoroughly with soap and water. Making sun tea provides an ideal situation for bacteria growth, so this step is very important!

    Cut a lemon into slices. Add a few lemon slices and some mint to your jar.

    Add some tea bags to your jar, and fill to the top with distilled water. Three recommended teas: mint, chamomile, and jasmine green tea.

    When it comes to the amount of tea bags,  more is more! You can always water your tea down afterward if it ends up too strong. We put 3 tea bags in each 24-oz. jar, but felt we could have used more.

    For the rest of the instructions, visit the original post at Free People's blog here!

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