Sun tea recipes

How to make sun tea with herbs and fruit

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - There’s nothing like a delicious tall glass of Sun Tea on a warm summer day. Adding fresh fruit takes the sun-kissed beverage to another level.

Sun tea is a method of slow cold-water brewing. The technique produces a gentler tea infusion that’s crisper and clearer than teas brewed the traditional way. 

The Marsh Executive Chef Lisa Sarazin shared two recipes:


HERBAL SUN TEA RECIPE

What you’ll need:

- ½ gallon glass jar with tight fitting lid
- 4 herbal tea bags or 4 T. loose tea such as Rishi Blueberry Rooibos
- Section of cheesecloth and butcher’s twine (if using loose tea)
- 1 sliced peach
- ¼ C. fresh mint leaves
- ½ gallon filtered water

1. Place loose tea in cheesecloth and tie tightly with butcher’s twine. 
2. Fill jar with water and add tea sachet or bags.
3. Put sliced peach and mint into jar.  Close lid.
4. Place outside in a spot with good sun exposure for 3 hours.
5. Remove tea bags. Refrigerate tea and serve over ice.


BLACK OR GREEN SUN TEA RECIPE

What you’ll need:

- ½ gallon glass jar with tight fitting lid
- 4 tea bags or 4 T. loose tea such as Rishi Jasmine Green or China Breakfast
- Section of cheesecloth and butcher’s twine (if using loose tea)
- 1 pint fresh strawberries
- ¼ C. fresh basil leaves
- ½ gallon filtered water

1. Place loose tea in cheesecloth and tie tightly with butcher’s twine. 
2. Fill jar with water and add tea sachet or bags.
3. Put sliced peach and mint into jar.  Close lid.
4. Place outside in a spot with good sun exposure for 3 hours.
5. Remove tea bags. Refrigerate tea and serve over ice.


Iced Tea and Fruit Combos

Black Tea
Peaches and Blueberries
Pitted Cherries and Lemon
Peach and Rosemary

Green Tea
Cucumber and Mint
Strawberry and Basil
Apple and Spearmint
Grapefruit and Strawberries

Oolong Tea
Mango and Ginger
Oranges and Mint

Rooibos Tea
Pineapple and Strawberries
 

The Marsh opened 33 years ago with teas as a focus. The comprehensive wellness and fitness facility is open to the public and offers a variety of health opportunities including spa therapies and fitness classes.

The Marsh is located at 5000 Minnetonka Boulevard in Minnetonka. For more information, call (952) 935-2202.

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