|Water + tea bag + sun = sun tea|
Especially on a day like today, when the forecast is calling for nearly 100 degrees (hello, summer!), it's so simple to brew. Fill a glass container with fresh water, drop in one or two of your favorite tea bags (or fresh herbs?) and place in a sunny spot. In just an hour you'll have a beautiful pitcher full of tasty tea. On cooler days, set your jar on the cement or try putting a reflective auto shade behind the jar to increase the heat.
We like to experiment with types and flavors; Good Earth Original is the current favorite. If straight tea isn't your thing, mix the finished product with lemonade for something a little different.
|Tea is ready after a couple of hours in the hot sun|
Yes, I realize these days you can just buy a packet of Lipton's so-called "Sun Tea" at the store, mix it with cold water and ice, and--voilà--instant iced tea! They even have different flavors like Caramel (that sounds yucky) and Zesty Lemon and Lime.
I'm not going to knock it if the Lipton alternative is convenient for you, but there's something about doing it the old-fashioned way that I find satisfying.
|Refreshing glass of iced tea|