Iced Apple Mint Sun Tea

  • Makes8 to 10 servings

If you like, you can vary the flavour by using another type of juice.


  • 6 cups cold water

  • 6 tea bags, (your favourite kind, regular or decaf)

  • 1/2 cup packed mint leaves

  • 2 cups apple juice, (or any fruit juice you like)

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup water


  • In a large clear container, combine the cold water, tea bags and fresh mint leaves. Cover and place in the sun - indoors or outdoors - for 2 to 5 hours or until the tea is as strongly flavoured as you like. Strain tea into a pitcher and add juice.

  • While the tea is steeping in the sun, make the simple syrup. In a small saucepan or a microwave-safe measuring cup, combine the sugar with - cup (125 mL) water. On the stove or in the microwave, bring just to a simmer, stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved. Cool slightly, then add to the tea gradually, tasting until it is sweetened to your taste - you may not use all the syrup

  • Chill and serve over ice.

This article was originally published on Jul 01, 2007