Mint Green Sun Tea

glass of green tea on which background with slice of lemon and mint sprig

This Mint Green Sun Tea is a refreshing and easy way to upgrade to regular green tea. It’s also made the old fashioned way, under the sun. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol diet (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.


4 sprigs Fresh Mint, plus a few for garnish

4 Green Tea Bags

juice of 1/2 Lemon

1/2 Lemon, sliced for garnish


Fill 1 pitcher full of water. The pitcher should hold about 2 quarts.

Drop the mint and tea bag into the pitcher of water. If the mint is not fragrent, then you may need to muddle the mint leaves.

Cover with a towel and secure with a rubber band, if it doesn’t have a top.

Place the pitcher outside in the sun. The heat of the sun is what brews the tea.

Let the pitcher sit in the sun for about 8 hours.

One you have finished brewing the tea, remove the tea bags and mint.

Add the lemon juice then stir.

To serve pour over ice with a slice of lemon and sprig of mint.