There is nothing quite as simple to make in the summer as sun tea. If an easier recipe exists then I don’t know about it. When I make it in the heat of the summer I simply place tea bags in a mason jar filled with fresh water, set it out on the porch, and totally forget about it for a few hours. While I go about my day the sun “brews” the tea, allowing it to gently steep in the sun-warmed liquid. I know it is done when the water has turned the color of dark amber. Then I simply lift out the tea bags, place the jar in the fridge and enjoy my tea all day long!
Simple Sun Tea in a Jar
1 quart mason jar
3 tea bags (I use Lipton)
1. Place the tea bags in the mason jar and keep the strings hanging over the side of the jar. Fill the jar with water and screw the lid on to the strings are capture in the lid to keep them from dropping into the liquid.
2. Place the jar on a porch where it will receive direct light for at least three hours. Allow the liquid to steep for three hours, or until it reaches the desired shade. Feel free to let it steep for even longer if you prefer strong tea. Place the jar in the fridge to chill and serve when ready!
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