Sunshine Activities

Sun Tea Activity

This sun tea is delicious!
This sun tea is delicious!
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The sun tea activity uses solar energy to make easy and delicious iced tea!

What You'll Need:

  • One-quart glass
  • Jar with lid
  • Three teabags (herb teas are recommended)
  • Liquid measuring cup
  • Water
  • Ice cubes
  • Sugar and lemon (optional)

On a hot, sunny day, wash a jar in soapy water and rinse it clean. Drop in three bags of your favorite tea. (Citrus-flavored herb teas are particularly good for this.)

Pour in three cups of cold water. Seal the jar and put it outside for two or three hours, keeping it in the hot sun continuously. Bring the jar indoors and remove the teabags.

Put a few ice cubes in a glass and pour in the tea. Add sugar and lemon, if desired, and enjoy your tea! Leftover tea should be stored in the refrigerator. Try this with different teas. Which kind do you like best?

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