Summer Sun Tea Recipe
Okay, so imagine you’re sitting outside on a sultry summer afternoon. You’re trying to embrace the warmth of the season, but suddenly your upper lip breaks a sweat. No big deal, right? A little sweat is healthy. You can continue to enjoy yourself. But then you feel trickles of salty water streak down from your hairline into your eyes. Okay, this is getting a little annoying. After a little longer, your whole body is feeling HOT. It’s hard to enjoy the summer heat when your body doesn’t feel balanced. We get it.
We created this sun tea recipe for you to capture that sweet solar energy, while maybe also staying a little cool.
Sun tea has been treasured by ancient practices like Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), but has also been treasured by the Southern United States for several decades. And our herbal eye suspects this is with good reason.
Herbs have so many benefits to offer, but who wants to slurp down a cup of boiling water when you’re already sweating buckets outside. Definitely not us, and we’re gonna guess that you wouldn’t want to either.
And this…….is the beauty of sun tea. Letting the sun work its magic on extracting herbal goodness is pretty cool. It’s great because (while the water does get hot in the sun), you never have to mess with boiling water. If you want to get a little metaphysical, you can also choose to believe that the sun’s essence gets infused into your concoction as well (we admit it …. we’re definitely believers!).
So, what are you waiting for here’s a recipe & how-to to get you started.
- 1 part lemon balm
- 1 part hawthorn berry
- 1 park hawthorn leaf
- 1 part hibiscus
- 1 part linden
- 1 part rose petals
-Use 1stp for every 8 oz of water
-Steep in the sun from morning to evening using a glass container or pitcher and a steeping device (i.e. tea infuser, muslin cloth or sack).
-serve over a few ice cubes ( just enough to take the temperature down from hot to a little cool, but not so many that the whole beverage is ice cold)
If you haven’t already, check out this summer rituals blog (Summer Rituals Blog) for more info on sun teas.
This recipe is not only delicious, but will also offer a little cooling relief. It’s formulated with herbs that will offer a little nervous system support for dealing with the stress of summer heat. It also has cooling herbs which will–quite obviously–support you in staying cool. Additionally, it has some nourishing heart herbs, as TCM associates the heart with summer.
Stay cool–mentally and physically–this summer with this delightful blend.