A refreshing tea that's brewed by sitting in the sun for a few hours.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
2 quarts
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour the water into a large glass container with a lid. Stir in honey until dissolved.

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  • Zest the lemon, being careful not to include any white pith, and juice the lemon. Combine the zest and juice with the honey water mixture.

  • Hold a bunch of mint in one hand; use your other hand to twist and squeeze the leaves, slightly bruising them to release their fragrance and oils. Immerse the bunches in the water mixture. Cover the container and place in direct sunlight for two hours. Remove the mint leaves, shake, and serve over ice in tall glasses, garnished with a mint sprig.

Nutrition Facts

40 calories; protein 0.6g; carbohydrates 11g; fat 0.1g; sodium 8.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

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Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2010
I used a mild basil variety and orange mint mixture. BTW, a "BUNCH" is equal to a cup and a half. I looked it up once when using cilantro, and was glad I did! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/02/2013
Funny? With the listed ingredients dosen't taste like tea at all!!!! Read More
(6)
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2010
I used a mild basil variety and orange mint mixture. BTW, a "BUNCH" is equal to a cup and a half. I looked it up once when using cilantro, and was glad I did! Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2010
Not bad. I'm wanting a bit more taste--either from the lemon or tea. It tastes a bit like flavored water, so I think I'd add a tea bag or two next time. It also isn't that minty, but 2 bunches of mint is a vague measurement. Not sure what the recipe submitter really meant, so I looked it up. A small bunch is about .5 oz (which is what I used), a larger bunch is 1 oz. Perhaps what was meant was a large bunch? At any rate, I made the Mint Ice Cubes on here (recipe by Skuba) and added it to my glass of tea. Although it took them a while to melt, once they did, it is a mint explosion! thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2007
followed the recipes then brewed it in the fridge- (much safer that way) added some extra lemon too yum! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/23/2010
This was easy and a nice way to use my mint plant. I found it very refreshing over some ice. Another person thought it maybe didn't have a strong enough flavor but I thought it worked well as a light refreshing drink. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2009
YUMMM!!! I found your recipe this morning and just happen to have a huge bunch of mint growing nicely in my green house. I made the tea then added one lipton regular tea bag to it for a bit of caffein and taste. It is sooo good! Im sipping some right now! Thanks for sharing!:) Read More
(8)
Rating: 1 stars
07/02/2013
Funny? With the listed ingredients dosen't taste like tea at all!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2013
This is an old Amish recipe for iced tea. They call it Meadow tea. I rustic camp near several Amish families in Ontario, Canada. The mint they are referring to in the recipe is what they use as a tea base. A little common sense used and you might know that. After all, tea leaves are from plants! Anyway, this is a very easy, refreshing tea and great on a hot summer's day. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2009
Very good and refreshing for a hot summer day! I'll be making this again. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
05/14/2014
I am wondering if they forgot to mention the tea bags! I put in the usual 10 bags into my sun tea container and then added the ingredients. Very yummy! Read More
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