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How to Use Your Trellis + Co. Cold Brew Kit as a Sun Tea Brewer
Article By: Haylee Apperson

The first signs of spring are upon us, such, the days are getting longer and the sun is getting warmer.  It is time to dust off my mason jar tea pitcher and begin dreaming up sun tea blends to brew using my Trellis + Co Tea Infuser Kit. The Trellis + Co. 80 micron mesh filter makes an excellent tea brewer using any tea you like, or even fresh or dried herbs.  Start collecting your stash of bulk teas and herbs to start using in your tea brewer.  Maybe you grow and wild harvest the herbs themselves?  Either way the tea infuser kit is a fabulous way to start brewing your favorite sun tea combinations.


The tea brewer infuses fabulous sun teas without the sediment or hassle of straining out the leaves from your mason jar tea pitcher into another pitcher.  With the many varieties of teas and herbs, you can use your tea infuser kit to brew something that not only satisfies the palette, served over ice with a squeeze of lemon, but has nourishing health benefits as well. Do you have a health ailment that needs attention or just a desire to enjoy a delicious sun tea using your tea brewer?  Maybe you just enjoy setting that mason jar tea pitcher outside in the sun to then end your day with a refreshing tea tonic?  Here is a list of some of my favorite herbal tea combinations and their health benefits.



Add herbs to tea brewer and pour water over top into mason jar tea pitcher.  Set in direct sunlight for 4-6 hours.




Lemon Balm, Spearmint, Rosehip:

When looking to decompress after a long day this herbal blend, iced with fresh lemon, is just the sun tea you will want to enjoy.  Sit back, relax and enjoy the benefits of stress relief, calming digestion and a huge boost of vitamin C. 


2 Tablespoons Lemon Balm

2 Tablespoons Spearmint

2 Tablespoons Rosehip


Hibiscus and Licorice Root:

This is a delightful blend of tart with a touch of sweet.  Muddle a sprig of mint and pour tea over ice. The hibiscus flower is known to lower blood pressure and cholesterol; meanwhile licorice root is used to improve respiratory health and aid in digestion.

4 Tablespoons Hibiscus Flowers

3 Tablespoons Licorice Root (more or less depending on your sweetness level).


Rooibos and Fresh Ginger:

This blend is very light and soft on the palate.  Rooibos tea, or red bush tea, is high in antioxidants and essential minerals.  Combining rooibos with fresh ginger creates a lovely tonic for improving digestion and building the immune system.

4 Tablespoons loose leaf Rooibos Tea

4 Teaspoons freshly minced Ginger


Tulsi and Nettles:

This herby blend is a full body health infusion.  Both tulsi (holy basil) and nettles have the ability to nurture and support the whole body.  They are goddesses of the herbal kingdom.  Both herbs are packed with minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients.

2 Tablespoons Tulsi

2 Tablespoons Nettles


There are so many combinations in compiling a great sun tea recipe.  These are just a few.  Start with what you already have at home or get a collection of some of your favorite loose leaf teas and grow some herbs that interest you.  Combine using your personal taste profile.  You can also find a plethora of recipes online. Combine, steep in the sun, and enjoy!


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