Here comes the sun! On a hot day, it’s easy to make a refreshing beverage from fair trade and organic tea without turning on your stove, as long as you don’t mind waiting. Tea leaves will impart their flavor to water at any temperature – and a blast of sunshine speeds up the process. It’s so simple, we hesitate to even call this a recipe, but here goes:
This tea can be made with your favorite variety of organic black, green or herbal tea.
- 1 gallon cool, filtered water
- 8 bags organic tea
- simple syrup, honey or agave
- lemon, desired
Fill pitcher or gallon-size canning jar with water.
Add eight teabags and leave in the sun to steep.
Wait 2-3 hours, until the tea is the color you prefer.
Sweeten with simple syrup, honey or agave and add lemon.
Serve over ice.
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