Sun tea ... gonna try this weekend to make some.
How To Make Sun Tea
Packaged or bottled iced tea you buy is typically filled with loads of sugar and artificial colors, did you know you can make your own home brew that skips all that junk without turning on the stove or kettle? On hot sunny days, let the sun do all the work for you!
Sun tea is also known as “Old-fashioned” or “Southern” iced tea that has been one traditional way of making this beverage for many generations. It’s made with bags of regular black tea, some water and a big ol’ glass jar or pitcher.
Here’s how you make it (alternative Refrigerator Brewed Method and information on safety concerns are also listed below)…
- 1 large glass pitcher or jar with lid (that will accommodate 8 cups of water)
- 6 to 8 regular size tea bags (or equivalent loose tea)
- Fill pitcher with 8 cups of cold water then add the bags. Seal with lid.
- Place pitcher in full sun (getting 2 to 3 hours of sunlight–up to 4 hours if you prefer a stronger brew).
- After brewing, strain and refrigerate until fully chilled.
- Add ice cubes and any flavorings before serving.