Sun Tea

Brewed at the top of the stairs in the sunshine

Sun tea
Southern sweet tea brewing in the sunshine

Sweet tea in the Southern states of the US is a refreshing year round drink.  It is served  just about everywhere, and you will never get charged for a refill  🙂

Easy way to make, this recipe is from

What you’ll need:

  • 4 Luzianne® Family Size Iced Tea bags
  • 1 gallon of spring water or filtered water
  • 1 clear glass gallon container with cover or cap
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar, or to taste (optional)
  • Optional garnishes: sprig of mint or thyme, lemon or orange wedge

What to do:

  1. Place tea bags in gallon jar and fill with water; place cover or cap loosely on jar
  2. Place jar in direct sunshine
  3. Steep tea for 3 to 4 hours (do not exceed 4 hours)
  4. Remove tea bags
  5. Sweeten warm tea, if desired (do not add sweetener until steeping is finished)
  6. To serve, pour into glasses packed with ice and serve with sugar, lemon, lime or mint
  7. Refrigerate tea in an airtight container within 1 hour of brewing
  8. Discard leftover tea after 24 hours


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