Lemon Mint Sun Tea

This tea is a unique blend of flavors that taste wonderful together. 

It’s very refreshing on a hot day too. 

Whether you like your tea unsweetened or with sugar this recipe is really good. 

If you happen to like your tea on the sweet side, honey works well with the flavors in this sun tea.

The fresh lemon and mint are a tasty combination just on their own; but when adding the Orange and Spice, and Constant Comment tea, the flavor really pops.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

You’ll also need a gallon size jug with a lid,

and a gallon of water.

Here’s how to make it.

Pour the water into a large gallon-size jug.

Keep pouring towards the top of the jug.

Pour the water about 2 inches from the top of the jug.

There will be just a bit of water left over.

Open all of the tea bags.

Cut ¾ of the lemon into slices about ½ inch thick reserving ¼ of the lemon for garnish.Then quarter each of the lemon slices.

No need to remove the seeds because these lemon pieces will all go into a cheesecloth bag.

Chop 2 of the sprigs of mint in large pieces; reserve the other 2 sprigs for garnish.

Cut the cheesecloth into a piece about 15 inches long.Put the pieces of lemon and mint into the cheesecloth.

Lay the pieces of lemon and mint in the middle of the cheesecloth.

Pull up the edges of the cheesecloth and gather it around the lemons and mint so they are in a tight ball.

Then tie the string around the gathered part to keep the lemon pieces and mint in a tight ball.

Add the cheesecloth ball of lemon and mint to the tea; let the string hang out on the outside of the jug.

You may need to push the cheesecloth bag of lemon and mint into the water just a bit to make sure all of the bag is inside of the tea.

Although the tail end of the cheesecloth in the picture above was left uncut, an option is to cut off the tail of the cheese cloth right above where the knot is tied; this way the cheese cloth won’t hang out of the jug of tea.

Put the lid on the jug and let it sit in the sun for about 3 to 5 hours; longer if you like.

When the sun tea is ready, remove the bags of tea and the cheesecloth bag of lemons and mint.

It’s best to have a plate handy to put the tea bags and cheesecloth bag into after removing them from the sun tea jug.

Serve over ice and garnish with the remaining lemon and mint.

Enjoy!

Lemon Mint Sun Tea

Yield: Serves 16

Ingredients:

6 Lipton regular tea bags
3 Orange and Spice Herb tea bags
1 Constant Comment tea bag
1 gallon of water
1 fresh lemon
4 sprigs of fresh mint
Cheesecloth and string

Directions:

Pour the water into a large gallon-size jug. Keep pouring towards the top of the jug. Pour the water about 2 inches from the top of the jug. Open all of the tea bags. Then put them in the jug so that the strings hang on the outside of the jug.

Cut ¾ of the lemon into about ½ inch thick slices; reserving ¼ of the lemon for garnish. Then cut each slice of the lemon into quarters. Chop 2 of the sprigs of mint in large pieces; reserve the other 2 sprigs for garnish. Cut a piece of the cheesecloth into a piece about 15 inches long.

Put the cut lemons and pieces of mint into the cheesecloth. Pull up the edges of the cheesecloth and gather it around the lemons and mint so they are in a tight ball; then tie the string around the gathered part to keep the form in a tight ball.

An option is to cut off the tail of the cheese cloth right above where the knot is tied; this way the cheese cloth won’t hang out of the jug of tea. Put the cheesecloth ball of lemon and mint into the jug of tea. Let the string hang out on the outside of the jug.

Put the lid on the jug and let it sit in the sun for about 3 to 5 hours; longer if you like. When the sun tea is ready, remove the bags of tea and the cheesecloth bag of lemons and mint. Serve over ice and garnish with the remaining lemon and mint.

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7 Responses to “Lemon Mint Sun Tea”

  1. Brooke — July 3, 2011 @ 7:27 pm (#
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    This looks so refreshing! Can’t wait to try this during these over 100 degree days we’ve been having in LA!

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    • CouponClippingCook — July 3rd, 2011 @ 7:38 pm

      Thank you Brooke!

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  2. Heidi @ Food Doodles — July 4, 2011 @ 11:39 am (#
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    Looks delicious! I love making iced tea, there are so many different flavor combinations. I love your idea of using cheesecloth! I always end up trying to fish everything out of my tea before serving it.

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    • CouponClippingCook — July 4th, 2011 @ 1:00 pm

      Thank you Heidi!

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  3. Bigelow Tea — July 11, 2011 @ 5:53 am (#
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    This recipe sounds truly amazing!!! We love the addition of our Constant Comment Decaf & Orange & Spice teas. The visual presentation of your recipe is just beautiful, makes you want to drop everything and brew up a gallon!
    Kathy for Bigelow Tea

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    • CouponClippingCook — July 11th, 2011 @ 6:37 am

      Thank you Kathy!

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  4. Anne — September 25, 2011 @ 5:12 pm (#
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    Too late to make this year. Sigh… But I will be prepared for next year! I can’t wait to try this. I love tea. Both hot and cold. My girls love tea too.

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