How to Make Herb Sun Tea

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We love growing organic edible flowers and fresh herbs with our Planted Wall vertical gardening system. Mint, lemon balm, calendula, chamomile and lavender are some of our favorites in beverages. And, using herbs for making tea is a wonderful way to get the most out of growing herbs.

Boiling water and steeping a tea bag isn't the only way to make tea. You can add herbs to water and they will infuse it with flavor, no matter the water temperature. But the cooler the water, the longer the brew time.

Harness the Sun's Power to Make Tea

You can use the sun's magic to make tea and don't have to turn on the stove or plug in your electric kettle. How's that for sustainability? Learn how to make sun tea with the instructions below.

Herb Sun Tea Recipe


  • 1 large bunch fresh mint and/or lemon balm
  • Assortment of edible flowers: calendula, chamomile & lavender


  • Collect herbs and flowers (gently wash, if needed)
  • Combine herbs and flowers in a large glass jar. 
  • Fill with hot water.
  • Place in direct sunlight for 6-8 hours (longer for a stronger brew).
  • Chill, sweeten to taste, then serve.
  • Garnish with mint, cucumber & flowers.

Watch the Video: Making Herb Sun Tea

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Grow Your Own Herbs and Edible Flowers for Tea

You can grow easily grow your own herbs and edible flowers with the Planted Wall vertical gardening system. It's a vertical container gardening system that self-waters and self-fertilizes.

And to make edible gardening even easier, the Planted Wall is bundled with a seedling and soil replenishment subscription and on-demand garden training

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