Two cocktail glasses filled with iced tea and garnished with mint leaves
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The Perfect Sun Iced Tea Recipe

An alternative way to make iced tea without using the stove.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Mediterranean, American
Keyword: iced tea, sun iced tea
Author: Ishani Bose


  • 6 black tea bags
  • 6-8 cups of water, depending on how strong you want the tea
  • A large glass pitcher
  • 6 lemon slices for sweetness (if desired)
  • 1 tsp of honey


  • To make sun iced tea, fill the pitcher with water.
  • Add the tea bags and place the pitcher out in the sun.
  • Allow the tea to steep in the sun for 4-5 hours.
  • Remove tea bags and add lemon slices. You can also add a teaspoon of honey to the tea to enhance the taste. 
  • Serve the tea over ice and enjoy!