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How to Make Fresh Mint Sun Tea

How to make fresh mint sun tea? It's such an easy and magical process, combining fresh-cut peppermint (any variety is fine), clean water, and pure sunshine. For a keto/low-carb mint sun tea, sweeten with stevia; otherwise, you can use raw honey or drink it plain. It's amazingly refreshing!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Sitting Time 10 hours
Author Lindsey Dietz


  • 2cupsfresh, roughly chopped peppermint(other varieties of mint may also be used if you don't have peppermint)
  • 1/2gallonfresh, filtered water
  • pinchpowdered steviaor raw honey, to taste


  1. Roughly chop the fresh mint and place it in a half-gallon jar (or 2 quart-size jars).

  2. Fill the jar(s) with fresh, filtered water. Place a lid on the jar(s).

  3. Place outside, in the sun and let it all day. You can even leave it overnight if you want to infuse the moon's magic into your tea and have a very strong peppermint-y flavor.

  4. Strain, press the last drops of water out of the mint leaves, sweeten if desired, and enjoy over ice.

  5. Store leftover sun tea in the fridge or sweeten and pour into popsicle molds and freeze.