This summer, when the sun is shining brightly and you are feeling nostalgic about those gleeful childhood vacay days, make yourself a cup of sun tea and cherish the warm memories! You can make the sun tea quite easily at home, with any type of tea you might want – black tea, green tea, herbal tea, and anything in between!
How to Make Sun Tea
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Let the water embrace the golden rays of the sun and the essence of tea!
Fill a jar with water. It is best if you have a sun tea jar or you can also use any glass jar which has a lid.
Add the teabags of your choice into the jar of water, depending on how strong you want the tea.
Cover the jar with a lid and place the jar in direct sunlight outside for 2-3 hours. Don't let the tea stay in sunlight for more than 4 hours.
Once you the steeping is over, you can take the jar from sunlight and check if the surface of the jar does not have any bacterial growth. If there is, then throw away the tea.
You can remove the tea bags and serve the tea now. Add ice cubes to the teacup and pour the tea.
Add lemon slices and cinnamon for a unique flavor, if desired.
Herbal Sun Tea
Clean the herbs thoroughly in cold water by rubbing them with your fingers.
Take a jar and place the clean herbs into it.
Fill the jar with water and cover it with a lid.
Now keep the jar in direct sunlight for 2-4 hours. You can move the position of the jar to locations that receive sunlight.
A change in the color of water will indicate that the tea is on its way!
Remove the tea from sunlight once you see the color of tea becoming dark.
Your herbal tea is ready to serve! Strain it in a teacup and add honey if you like your tea sweet.
For making herbal teas you can use any of the herbs like chamomile, hibiscus, mint, thyme, etc.
Instead of discarding the used tea bags, you can also use the tea from them for enriching the soil in your garden.
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