During those warm summer months, there’s nothing like a refreshing glass of Fresh Strawberry Thyme Sun Tea to quench your thirst! This classic summertime drink is brewed by the sun and flavored with fresh thyme and strawberries.
Thank you, Sprouts Farmers Market, for sponsoring this post! As always, all thoughts and opinions are truly my own.
During these challenging times, it’s so important that we take the time to enjoy and appreciate the small things that bring us joy. For me, one of those things is tea.
I know, I know….tea doesn’t seem that to be that exciting or special, but growing up my sisters and I would get super excited when our mom made a fresh pitcher of sun tea! For us, this meant that summer was near and it was time to play and enjoy the great outdoors!
I loved when my mom made sun tea and I LOVED watching it brew. The sun seemed to give the tea that magic touch that made it taste so good!
Now that I’m a mom, I’ve decided to pass along these traditions to my kids…so we headed to Sprouts Farmers Market to gather everything that we needed to make Sun Tea!
As you already know, Sprouts is one of my favorite places to shop! They have everything that I need, including an amazing produce department that carries a variety of organic fruits and veggies!
Since my kids love strawberries, we decided to make Strawberry Thyme Sun Tea. Even though we purchased everything that we needed from Sprouts, the boys wanted to use some of the fresh thyme from our herb garden. They have been watering that garden everyday so they were really excited to benefit from their hard work! ?
How to Make Strawberry Thyme Sun Tea
Start by pouring about 6 quarts of water in a large pitcher, and then add in the tea bags and thyme. Cover and place the tea in the sun for about 4 to 5 hours to steep.
In the meantime, use a muddler, or a wooden spoon, to mash 1 cup of strawberries to release the juice. This helps to give the sun tea a touch of sweetness. Combine the mashed strawberries with another cup of strawberries and add to the tea when it’s done. Add in your desired sweetener, and serve over ice!
Now, all that’s left to do is pull up a lawn chair, sip on a glass of iced Strawberry Thyme Sun Tea, and celebrate the simple things that bring us joy each day! Cheers!
Fresh Strawberry Thyme Sun Tea
- 6 quarts water
- 6 tea bags
- 2 cups fresh strawberries sliced in half
- Fresh thyme
- Optional: ½ cup sugar or more, if desired
- In a large pitcher, pour in water and add in the tea bags and thyme. Cover and place tea in the sun for about 4 to 5 hours to steep.
- Using a muddler, or a wooden spoon, mash 1 cup of the strawberries to release the juice. Combine with the remaining strawberries, cover, and set in the refrigerator until the sun tea is done.
- Stir the tea with a wooden spoon and add in the strawberries and sugar, if desired. Serve over ice and enjoy!