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    Solar-Powered, Sun-Brewed Iced Tea

    Solar-Powered, Sun-Brewed Iced Tea. Photo by Debber

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    5 hrs 1 mins

    1 mins

    5 hrs

    Debber's Note:

    Do your part to "save energy"! Make some passive solar-brewed iced tea. Mix-n-match your flavors according to your own taste buds!

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 16

    Yield:

    gallon

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      *Early in the day*: fill a gallon jar with water, tea bags and honey; cover and place jar out in a sunny spot.
    2. 2
      Remove from outdoors, shake jug to be sure the honey is well-mixed; remove tea-bags (these can go in the compost).
    3. 3
      Place jar in fridge to chill (well, duh!).
    4. 4
      Serve over ice cubes or just chilled.
    5. 5
      VARIATIONS: If you're using unflavored tea bags, you can add a flavor by adding several (or fewer) drops of your favorite flavoring extracts to the finished tea: raspberry, orange, blackberry or a combination.
    6. 6
      MONEY-SAVING HINT: Leave the honey out and let everyone add their own sugar when they're served.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 27, 2012

      55

      My husband and I love this especially in the summer. We don't like sweet tea so we leave the honey out.

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    • on July 01, 2010

      55

      Added 1/4 tsp baking soda (seems to take away some of the bitterness) and some lemon juice and lemon slices. Easy and fun to make.

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    • on May 12, 2008

      45

      Liked the honey, needed to be a bit stronger, so next time I will add a few more tea bags. Used this to go with "Honey Raspberry Iced Tea". Thank you for nice addition to my afternoon break!

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    Nutritional Facts for Solar-Powered, Sun-Brewed Iced Tea

    Serving Size: 1 (242 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 16.1
     
    Calories from Fat 0
    %
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 7.3 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 4.3 g
    1%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    0%
    Sugars 4.3 g
    17%
    Protein 0.0 g
    0%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    tea bags

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