As I was out and about today with my client's in Tyler, Texas, the beautiful sunny weather reminded me of when my parents would make Sun Tea. I know, I know, Texans take their iced tea very seriously! Some people can only drink tea made by a certain person. Others think the best tea comes from a particular restaurant. However, especially with weather as beautiful as today, Sun Tea is fun to make, and in my option tastes pretty great! 

Sun Tea Ingredients

  1. Water
  2. Tea Bags (my family prefers original tea bags as opposed to flavor), and my dad says 9 tea bags, but of course this depends on the size of the container, and how strong you like your tea.
  3. Glass container/pitcher
  4. Sun
  5. Optional: Sugar or sweetener.
  6. Optional: Mint Leaves, Lemon Slices, etc.

Example of Glass Pitcher

Example of Glass Pitcher to Use

Fill pitcher with water, and then add tea bags. I personally like to tie my tea bags together, so removal is easier!

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Then bring the pitcher outside, and let it sit in the sun for about 30 minutes. If you like stronger tea, leave it out in the sun longer, if you like your tea with less flavor, leave it out in the sun less time. The sun will brew the tea gradually, and the flavor is wonderful!

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After that, remove tea bags, and enjoy! While the tea is still a little warm from the sun, if you would like to add sugar or sweetener, this would be the best time so that the sugar dissolves. My favorite way is to add fresh mint to my glass of tea.

I always loved when my parents would make this, and remember as a little girl sitting outside and watching the tea change colors!

Kelly Raulston

“Reliable and Ready” REALTOR® since 2016. I was born in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, but was raised in Texas since 1997. When I found out we were moving to Plano, Texas, I remember looking forward to riding a horse to school and a brand-new pair of cowboy boots! Growing up in Plano prepared me to be competitive, quick, and to have a strong work ethic. I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Axe’em Jacks! That is where my love for East Texas began. The nature, warm smiles, football games, and community values can't be beat! I graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. I was a middle school math teacher in Tyler, Texas. I met my husband, Travis, in Sunday school, and we have been married since September 2016. I love being a REALTOR® in East Texas! Relationships are genuine, the area is beautiful, and the market is rockin’! I am an involved REALTOR® to better the community. Some of the organizations I am involved with are: The Professional Development Committee, Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee, and Tyler Educational Networking Group. Some awards I have won were “The Hustle Award” in 2016, and “Rookie of the Year” in 2017. When I am not working with my clients, I like to spend quality time with my friends and family doing the following: running, target practice, read and participate in book club, and playing with my dachshund Greta.
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