Sun Brewed Tea

Shelbi:   Can I have some tea?

Me:   Yes.

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.

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We Woo’s are a thirsty bunch.
Not easily satiated by water. Such a shame. What a pity.

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.

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