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Lavender Lemon Sun Tea

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Embrace the spring sunshine and whip up this easy lavender lemon sun tea recipe. Just mix black and green tea bags with lemon slices, rosemary, and lavender right in a gallon of water. Let it sit out in the sun to get that natural, mellow flavor for a couple of hours. Finish it off by stirring in some honey for that perfect touch of sweetness. Grab some ice and you’re all set to enjoy this homemade chilled tea. Simple to make and even easier to enjoy!

Ingredients Needed

  • 4 black tea bags
  • 4 green tea bags
  • 3 lemons, sliced thin
  • 2 rosemary sprigs
  • 2 teaspoons dried lavender blossoms
  • ¼ cup honey, plus more to taste
Lavender Lemon Sun Tea Recipe

How to Make Lavender Lemon Sun Tea

Fill a large glass dispenser fitted with a lid with 1 gallon of cold water. Add the tea bags, lemon slices, rosemary and lavender to the dispenser. Cover, then sit the dispenser out in the sun. Aim for 2-3 hours of sunshine, but taste along the way and modify based on your weather and geographic location.

Once tea has reached your desired flavor, remove the tea bags and stir in honey. Add additional honey, 2 tablespoons at a time, to reach desired sweetness. Serve over ice.

Tips

  • A good rule of thumb for sun tea is 8 tea bags for every gallon of water. I prefer to add in any aromatics while it sits in the sun but stir in any sweetener at the end.

Recipe From: Spring 2023 Issue #10

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Lavender Lemon Sun Tea

Lavender Lemon Sun Tea

Yield: 8-10 servings
Prep Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours

Learn how to make this delicious lavender lemon sun tea from Erin George, chef, registered dietitian and the owner of Cookwell Co.

Ingredients

  • 4 black tea bags
  • 4 green tea bags
  • 3 lemons, sliced thin
  • 2 rosemary sprigs
  • 2 teaspoons dried lavender blossoms
  • ¼ cup honey, plus more to taste

Instructions

    1. Fill a large glass dispenser fitted with a lid with 1 gallon of cold water.
    2. Add the tea bags, lemon slices, rosemary and lavender to the dispenser.
    3. Cover, then sit the dispenser out in the sun. Aim for 2-3 hours of sunshine, but taste along the way and modify based on your weather and geographic location.
    4. Once tea has reached your desired flavor, remove the tea bags and stir in honey.
    5. Add additional honey, 2 tablespoons at a time, to reach desired sweetness.
    6. Serve over ice.

Notes

  • A good rule of thumb for sun tea is 8 tea bags for every gallon of water. I prefer to add in any aromatics while it sits in the sun but stir in any sweetener at the end.

Lavender Lemon Sun Tea

March 6, 2024

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