Shelbi: Can I have some tea?
Shelbi: Which tea can I can have?
Me: Either one.
Shelbi: Well . . . .what kind are they?
Me: Black or Green.
Shelbi: Which one’s the black?
Me: The brown one.
Shelbi: Which one’s the green?
Me: The yellow one.
Shelbi: That doesn’t even make sense.
Me: Just drink the tea.
Our only saving grace is that we can make a mean batch of tea.
Today it’s the lazy summertime type.
Brewed by the sun.
So that we can play in the pool, just a little while longer.
Sun Brewed Tea
*Pictured is Green Tea, brewing in the sun. Typically, you wouldn’t keep Green tea bags in your hot water steeping for longer than 2 minutes, because of the bitter taste that will reside. However, a sun brewed green tea is not bitter at all, despite the hours it takes to make it.
Made mellow by the warmth of the sun, it is a delightful summer treat. Try using your favorite tea, and let me know how it turns out.
What You’ll Need:
A large glass container that will hold a gallon of water
4 Family sized tea bags ( You can also use the single-serving size bags. Try using 10, and adjust according to your preferences.)
1 gallon of distilled water
2 cups sugar, if desired
1. Fill your glass container with 1 gallon of water.
2. Add tea bags, and replace lid.
3. Place container in the sun for 3-5 hours until the container is warm to the touch, and the tea is a deep color.
4. Remove the tea bags. If using, add sugar and stir until dissolved. Serve over ice, or place in the refirigerator until ready to consume.