Growing up, in the south, my Mom always made sun tea. Back then there weren’t all of the wonderful flavors there are today. I had some leftover loose raspberry tea so I decided to use it up and make some raspberry sun tea. My kids thought it was pretty neat to brew tea using the sun.
Living in Florida there is no better way to cool off after working in the yard than with a refreshing glass of iced tea. My husbands favorite flavor, for just about anything, is raspberry so I grabbed that loose tea and got to work. I steeped my tea for the full 5 hours, basically because I almost forgot about it on my back porch. He usually likes his tea sweetened but this is so full of delicious raspberry flavor that he decided to leave it unsweet.
Raspberry sun tea is a nice beverage addition to a cookout, backyard barbecue, pool party or to take on a picnic. Just plan to make it early or a day in advance of your event. Or just make a pitcher to keep in the fridge for a lazy afternoon relaxing on your porch.
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