Updated: Aug 1, 2020
In a time when renewable energies are so vital…why not use the power of the sun to brew your tea! Free energy Magic! Plus you get to take in all that wonderful power energy from the sun!
There is something magical about allowing the tea to steep slowly by the energy of the sun. Energizing the water with vitality and power. Maybe adding a crystal or two around the jar and setting an intention….get to inviting that magic in ;)
Making Sun tea is a very easy and practical technique . You don’t have to wait for water to boil so you can be spontaneous and create. Having a nice sunny spot to let the tea steep 2-3 hours is perfect. You can also enjoy prepping quickly and go on about your day, potentially even forgetting and having a nice surprise in 3 hours! Oh I have wonderful tea ready for me :)
Here is how you can prep your sun charged tea.
Decide how much water you want to infuse and find an appropriate glass container (preferred). I find using a mason jar or water pitcher a great option. The glass allows for the sunlight to penetrate easily.
Use 1 tablespoon of tea blend per cup of water. (use 1 Tea bag per cup if you are using bagged tea).
Put in a spot that will get 2-3 hours of direct sunlight. You may have to shift the position at some point to keep direct sunlight.
After the infusion, strain herbs and enjoy! Make sure you strain the tea after you brew it. If you leave the loose leaf tea or tea bags in after you finish the brewing, the leaves can lead to fermentation. You can keep the tea for up to 3 days in the fridge but make sure no plant material is in the water.
You may want to sweeten with a little honey or stevia. You can also add ice or put in the fridge for a 1 hour to allow tea to get cold before drinking.
One of my favorite Tea Blends to make in the Sun is Tulsi Rose Tea.
Here is a little write up on the benefits of Tulsi Rose Tea:
The Tulsi (Holy Basil) plant is a very sacred and revered plant in India. It is an Ayurvedic herb from which everyone can benefit. It is known as a Sativic herb, the queen of herbs. Its properties help to bring lightness and clarity. It helps balance the heaviness associated with kapha and helps create ojas and prana in the body and mind. It is a rasayana herb that supports the body and mind to adapt in times of stress, helping the immune system. Its leaves work as a nervous tonic which helps balance excess vata. It also helps improve memory. On the other hand, it strengthens the stomach and the digestive system in general, and it works to eliminate the flu phlegm accumulated in the bronchi (excess kapha).
This magnificent plant, together with the rose, forms a magical combination for your being. Inviting love and well-being, the best tools to face life and invite peace and clarity. Rose petals are rich in antioxidants, vitamin C and help cleanse the body. The energy of the rose invites us to connect with ourselves, opening space for unconditional love from which love outwards starts.
Enjoy this rich tea that provides many benefits for your health!