As long as I can remember my Mom and sisters have always made this simple sun tea recipe. We lived in an apartment when I was in high school and my Mom would set it on the sunny balcony to brew 😎 .
We have well water so I use room temperature bottled water (tap cold water is fine).
Add 6-8 tea bags of your choice (no need for the cold water tea bags in my opinion).
Remove the paper tag on the tea bag. I used black decaf in this picture. Then wash your lemon, slice it up and add it to the water.
Find a sunny location and let it sit for hours (at least 2)
I use my deck post and love to watch it steep from my kitchen window.
If you add enough lemon there is no sugar needed.
Chill and serve over ice.
Enjoy the antioxidants!
(should last if refrigerated for 4-5 days)
Here’s a cute beverage dispenser that would work nicely, but you would double the recipe.
You can also try “His & Her Mason Jar Sun Iced Tea” which is the exact same idea, only more personal, and more fun. Fill large Mason jars (or any jars) with lemon wedges, 3 tea bags each, tap/bottled water and allow to brew for a few hours until dark brown. When ready, remove tea bags and add a bunch of ice and drink straight from the jar. You can also add sugar if desired.
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