Kristin is an avid tea drinker and chronic sticky note user who relishes her regular brunch dates at the local diner and a good go on the swing set. She’s blogs about the patches of inspiration in the life of a Pittsburgher, student, and lover of whimsy.
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It’s been pretty hot and humid in Pittsburgh lately, which has me reaching for the container of instant lemonade often all of the time, but every time I drink a glass I’m left feeling just as parched as I was before. So with all of the rosemary, basil, and thyme growing like a jungle on my balcony, I decided to give making sun tea a try!
(my plants were so tiny, and that was only a month ago!)
All you’ll need are some mason jars, (or any other jar with a lid) and whatever herbs, fruits, or sweeteners you want to use, or just happen to have on hand.
Put your ingredients in a jar, fill it with water, give it all a shake, and let sit in the sun for about 6-7 hours.
Strain and serve over ice.
Lemon Thyme Sun Tea
a few sprigs of thyme
Honey Rosemary Sun Tea
a few sprigs of rosemary
I love their simple and refreshing flavor — absolutely perfect to sip while lounging around on the porch with a good book. This has got to be one of my new favorite summer treats!
A note from Kendra: This looks so fantastic! I’m not much of a tea drinker but I think I could get behind all the fresh herbs and summer-y taste. Thanks for sharing Kristin! ♥
A note from Kendra:
This looks so fantastic! I’m not much of a tea drinker but I think I could get behind all the fresh herbs and summer-y taste. Thanks for sharing Kristin!