Spending most of the day flooded in sunshine, our backyard is the perfect place for making sun tea! You can make sun tea in any large glass jar- a throughly washed pickle or olive jar can work quite well. But we picked up a sun tea jar at our favorite grocery for a few bucks – and it includes a dispenser tap at the bottom. This way even our youngest can pour himself a glass of tea without difficulty.
The recipe is simple: fill you jar with cold water and add a few bags of tea. We use five with our approximately half-gallon jar. Use more if you like a stronger tea. You may find different tea flavors require different strengths to turn out the way you like. Let the tea sit in a bright part of your yard for most of the day- the longer it sits there the stronger it gets.
Tip: If it gets too strong, you can water it down with water or ice cubes when you drink it.
We keep our tea in the fridge and it cools down quickly to just the right temperature. Add ice as desired.
Our youngest loves watching the tea darken during the day, and particularly enjoys sampling the fruit flavored teas. Try it out and find your favorite flavor!