Yield 4 cups
Measure loose leaf tea and transfer to cheesecloth, twist and tie to secure. Alternatively you can combine loose leaf tea into water and strain afterwards.
Fill a mason jar with 3 cups of water and add loose tea. Cover and seal, placing outside in a sunny spot for 2-4 hours. Check on it every hour, you’re looking for a deep amber color.
Once fully brewed, remove tea satchel and/or strain.
Pour and whisk in liquid sweetener of choice. Adjust sweetness to taste after adding lemon juice. I like a tart tea, so I use only ¼ cup total of maple syrup. For the average person I’d recommend ½ cup - you can also use stevia, monk fruit or any sweetener you prefer. It dissolves best adding it right away while the tea is still warm.
Give everything a shake and serve over ice. Garnish with fresh mint, a sprig of fresh rosemary and lemon slices.
Recipe by The Plant Philosophy at https://theplantphilosophy.com/diy-sun-tea-minty-arnold-palmer-mocktails/