This Watermelon Blueberry Sun Tea is delightfully refreshing and full of flavor – the perfect thirst-quencher as the weather warms up!
Making sun tea reminds me of my mom.🧡I can vividly remember her glass jar with the yellow lid and writing on the side sitting on the back patio table. Gosh that’s been so long ago. Why have I never thought to make my own as an adult? I can’t help but wonder if she were still here if she’d still be making sun tea and if perhaps I would have before now, too?
I guess I’ll never know the answers to some of those questions. But I’m pretty sure that if she were still with us, she’d be a fan of this Watermelon Blueberry Sun Tea. It’s a simple recipe, yet the infusion of the fruit in the tea brings so much flavor. And it was just SO easy to make!
What I Love about this Watermelon Blueberry Sun Tea:
- It makes me feel nostalgic 🧡
- Super simple and oh so yummy
- My kids loved helping with it ☺️
- Incredibly light and refreshing – picnic ready!
- Pretty and festive for the warmer months ahead
As it goes with watermelon, it took a few minutes to remove the rinds and slice it up. But aside from that, the tea was ready to be placed outside within a matter of minutes. Much like my mama, I set ours on the back patio table.☺️ I got it out there around lunch time, on a partly cloudy day, with the temperature about 80 degrees. After about 4 hours, it was perfect! Had it been a fully sunny day and in the middle of Summer, I’d have probably brought it in a little sooner. So keep that in mind if you make it later in the year!
I swung into Sprouts to grab my ingredients for this sun tea. Familiar with their extensive selection of herbal teas and always a fan of their fresh produce, it was the obvious choice! I opted for Celestial’s True Blueberry tea for my sun tea. I went this route for two reasons, A.) caffeine free so my kids could partake, and B.) it was the perfect complement for the watermelon and blueberries I had in mind. 🙌🏻
If you’re looking for a refreshing drink, or a fun activity with the kiddos, give this Watermelon Blueberry Sun Tea a try!
Watermelon Blueberry Sun Tea
- 12 cups filtered water
- 8 Celestial True Blueberry tea bags
- 4 cups watermelon rind removed and sliced or cubed
- 1 1/2 cup blueberries washed
- Add 12 cups water to a one gallon glass container.
- Next add 4 cups watermelon, 1 1/2 cups blueberries and 8 tea bags.
- Seal container and place in direct sunlight for 3-4 hours.
- Serve tea over ice, add sweetener of choice if desired, and enjoy!
- Store in refrigerator.
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