Southern Sweet Sun Tea

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Sweet tea is as southern as it gets! This one is sun kissed!



  1. Sterilize a clear container that will hold as much water as you are using.
  2. Add water and tea bags to container.
  3. Set in direct sunlight for 1 to 4 hours or until tea is the color and strength you prefer. Do not leave in the sun for longer than 4 hours.
  4. Remove tea bags.
  5. Place tea in refrigerator to cool.
  6. Serve over ice with sweetener and lemons. Other flavors can added.
  7. Alternately, this can be made in the refrigerator, it will just take longer.


**Important Note: Sun tea can harbor bacteria, to reduce the risk be sure to sterilize your jar prior to using. Do not leave this in the sunlight for longer than 4 hours. Do not make more tea than you will use in a day, or discard unused tea after 24 hours. If you see floaters, strings, or strands in the tea, discard it as these things may be bacteria forming.

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Keywords: brewed tea