I am so pumped about this delicious concoction of amazingness! This fresh and summery take on the traditional cherry limeade is perfect for all you tea lovers. Made with fresh Washington cherries, lime and fresh mint from my garden. No sugar added. This is a super easy sun tea recipe!
What you need:
Fresh cherries, one small spring of mint (preferably from your garden), half a lime and your favorite green tea.
One large mason jar or sealed CLEAR container to keep the bugs out and the sunshine in.
First, gather all your ingredients. You don't want to miss anything and you will need to do some chopping, too! Make sure your fruits and herbs have been rinsed off.
Next, cut your lime in half and then slice one half of the lime. Squeeze into the mason jar and place the chunks of lime in there to add color and more flavor over time. Pull your mint leaves and break them. Place them in the jar with the limes.
Now, slice your cherries and de-pit them. Expect your fingers to get a pretty red hue. Place cherry chunks in the jar. I left a few whole for color, too. These guys will naturally sweeten your sun tea, so don't leave them all whole.
Next, add your green tea and cool water. You can use bags or loose. I used bags of Triple Echinacea Green tea by Yogi. If you use loose tea, be sure to put in a very clean steeper. Your teas will steep out side and not at a boiling level so if your steeper as gunk in it, you could get sick.
Now, let the tea sit out in the sun for 2-3 hours. Occasionally give the jar a shake to keep the juices moving. Do not let the jar sit out all day.
The final step to this easy sun tea recipe, is to ENJOY! I put mine over ice and because I made a big ole jar of this sun tea, I will be able to sip on it all weekend long!