Iced Sun Tea

READY IN: 3hrs 5mins
SERVES: 4-5
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 6
    small orange pekoe and black tea bags
  • 3
    small flavored herbal tea bags (fruit, rose hip or hibiscus flower are great)
  • 12
    fresh lemon (optional)
  • 12
    fresh lime (optional)
  • honey, amount to taste (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Remove any tags from the tea bags (prevents dye from leeching into the tea) and place them in the bottom of a clear, glass, 1/2 gallon pitcher.
  • Fill with cold water , add lemon and lime and cover with plastic wrap or lid (keeps gnats and other creepies out).
  • Place outdoors in the sun (can do out of the sun as well, but takes just a bit longer).
  • Allow to brew for 5-6 hours or until it is as dark as you like (warmer weather brews it faster).
  • Remove tea bags and fruit and serve tea over ice, sweetened with honey if desired (mix it in while tea is warm).
  • Tea will keep about 6 hours, after which the quality decreases rapidly.
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