Iced Sun Tea recipe

I don't know about you and your family, but me and my family drink iced tea like southerns (except for a curtain sister-in-law of mine, who refuses to like tea)... ;) In the summer time, it is very unusual not to see a gallon jug of tea in the fridge or soaking up the sun on the sidewalk.  Seriously, if you want to know where I live, just look for some tea sitting out in the sun.  Iced sun tea is defiantly a staple for us in the summer, especially during hay bailing time.  A couple weeks ago (while I was making sun tea, of course), I realized that it was high-time that I shared the recipe with you.  Have you ever had sun tea? Iced sun tea holds such a deeper and richer flavor than just regular iced tea, which makes it so special and yummy. 

Iced Sun Tea recipe
3 large Lipton tea bags 
1 gallon glass jug
1 cup sugar

Fill your gallon glass jug full of cold water and add your tea bags.  You can put in a few mint leaves to add a little more flavor if you like.  Set the tea out in the direct sunlight and let it ferment for a couple of hours, until it is a nice rich color.  Take out the tea bags (and mint leaves if you used any) and stir in the sugar with a wooden spoon.  Note: use a wooden spoon, not a medal one.  We have had way to many experiences where the jug breaks by using medal spoons to stir in the sugar.  Yes, not fun.  Pour in a cup full of ice and enjoy! 

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  1. I swear I shoulda been born in the south because I love all things southern - including sweet/iced tea!!!! :) I will definitely try this kind, it sounds sooo delicious!! :) Thanks for sharing!

    Your southern-friend-at-heart,

  2. Looks scrumptious! I have never had sun tea, and I am determined to remedy that soon. xx


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