How to Make Herbal Sun Tea
From: DK Books - Ready Set Grow
- variety of herbal leaves, flowers or stems
- medium glass jar
1. Choose your herbs.
In the morning, pick 3 to 4 tablespoons of the fresh leaves, flowers or stems, depending on the herb you want to use, and put them into a jar. Be careful to choose the right parts of each herb to make different sun teas. We used the flowers and leaves of bergamot; stems and leaves of epazote; leaves of mint and lemon verbena together; leaves of lemon balm and catnip together; leaves of borage; and leaves of lemon grass cut into 2-inch (5 cm) lengths.
2. Steep your herbs.
Add 2 to 3 cups (1/2 liter) of water. Put the lid of the jar on securely and shake the mixture thoroughly. Leave the jar in a place that gets full sunlight. Shake the jar every now and then throughout the day.
3. Enjoy a glass of fresh tea.
In the late afternoon, the tea should appear to be a rich green color and be warm to drink. Strain the contents and serve. Throw away any unused tea.