So, for the solar contest I thought I'd share my favorite summer time delight. SUN TEA! Its basically just like regular tea but you don't need a stove, or boiling water. The sunshine on a hot day does all the work for you! Plus the tea actually taste much better this way, it has a smoother taste. It doesn't get that slightly strong bitter taste at the end. So take a look and let me know what you think and give it a try, I'm sure you will enjoy it also.
Step 1: So, Here Is What You Will Need
First, you will need a glass jar with a metal screw on lid. Make sure it has been cleaned before using. The glass will heat the tea much better than a plastic jug and the screw on lid keeps any critters or dust getting in your batch of tea.
Of course you will also need tea bags. I general use 3 bags of what ever tea you prefer. I used 2 Lipton and a bag of Earl Grey for this batch.
You will need a jug of water.
And Last, you will need a hot sunny day!
Step 2: Get Started
So, remove the lid. Drop in all your tea bags.
Step 3: Filler Er' Up
Time to add the water. Fill your glass jar just past 1/2 full. This will let your tea steep faster than if you fill it full.
Step 4: Close It Down
Screw your lid back on so its fairly tight. Now, just walk away. Yep.. walk away. You work is done for a few hours. Seriously. Go take a nap. The tea will do the work for you.
Step 5: Okay, I Came Back 10 Min Later
Just so I could take another picture.. Not stalking it or anything,
Step 6: And.... 20 Minutes After That..
Just another picture... That's all...
Step 7: Okay Its Done Now. 3 Hours Later
So I finally found something else to do other than watch tea make.. Well actually my wife found a list of things but that's another story. At this point you can add sugar if you like or some would add a sliced lemon like I do.
Take it in the house and stir well and top off your jar with fresh cold water.
Grab a glass, add some ice, pour in your fresh sun made tea and chug it down... And get back to that long list of honey do's... Enjoy!